CBRN operators of the Canadian Joint Incident Response Unit (CJIRU), who provides all the CBRN response for the Canadian Special Operation Forces Command (CANSOFCOM) and the Canadian Armed Forces participated in international Eager Lion exercise in Jordan. In fact, more than 12,500 personnel from 20 countries were training together.
The exercise goal was to reinforce military relations between the countries while demonstrating their engagement for the regional security and stability.
According to the Star and Stripes, Eager Lion includes field training, multiple live-fire exercises, reconnaissance training, and Harrier, Cobra and Osprey aircraft. Even though the exercise is taking place in multiple locations across Jordan, officials said no forces will be deployed near Syria’s border.
In the course of Eager Lion, CBRN operators from both Canada and Jordan trained together in different chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear scenarios.