Iraqi Army trains to detect deadly improvised explosive devices

By Maj. Pat Simonr, 225 Eng. Bde. PAO, MND-BApril 20, 2009

Soldiers with the 225th Engineer Brigade., Multi-National Division - Baghdad, help train 9th Iraqi Army Engineer Regiment Soldiers on the Talon robot at Al Rasheed. Talons are used to clear IEDs in Iraq. The newer models like the one pictured above come with a game pad style controller similar to the Xbox game controller.
1 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers with the 225th Engineer Brigade., Multi-National Division - Baghdad, help train 9th Iraqi Army Engineer Regiment Soldiers on the Talon robot at Al Rasheed. Talons are used to clear IEDs in Iraq. The newer models like the one pictured above come with a game pad style controller similar to the Xbox game controller. (Photo Credit: Maj. Pat Simon, 225 Eng. Bde. PAO, MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL
While being dragged, 225th Engineer Brigade Soldier Sgt. Kasandra Deutsch of Pineville, La., demonstrates the power of the Talon robot April 15 during a training exercise with the 9th Iraqi Army Engineer Regiment. The Talon robot system is used to help clear improvised explosive devices.
2 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – While being dragged, 225th Engineer Brigade Soldier Sgt. Kasandra Deutsch of Pineville, La., demonstrates the power of the Talon robot April 15 during a training exercise with the 9th Iraqi Army Engineer Regiment. The Talon robot system is used to help clear improvised explosive devices. (Photo Credit: Maj. Pat Simon, 225 Eng. Bde. PAO, MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL
Iraqi Army Jundee Aly Saleh learns how to use the joystick to operate the long arm of the armored Buffalo truck during training operations April 15 at Al Rasheed. "The training is good information that we never have used before," said Saleh.  Soldiers with the 515th Engineer Company, 5th Engineer Battalion, attached to the 225th Engineer Brigade, train Iraqi Soldiers for up to a month on the Buffalo truck and arm which is used to track IEDs.
3 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Iraqi Army Jundee Aly Saleh learns how to use the joystick to operate the long arm of the armored Buffalo truck during training operations April 15 at Al Rasheed. "The training is good information that we never have used before," said Saleh. Soldiers with the 515th Engineer Company, 5th Engineer Battalion, attached to the 225th Engineer Brigade, train Iraqi Soldiers for up to a month on the Buffalo truck and arm which is used to track IEDs. (Photo Credit: Maj. Pat Simonr, 225 Eng. Bde. PAO, MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. David Denny of Ridge Crest, N.C., sets up a sandbag that is used to train Iraqi Army Soldiers on the Buffalo truck's long arm at Al Rasheed. "They can sweep and clear IEDs by themselves without needing coalition help, so it's really good," said Denny, a member of the 515th Company, 5th Engineer Battalion, attached to the 225th Engineer Brigade, Multi-National Division - Baghdad.
4 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. David Denny of Ridge Crest, N.C., sets up a sandbag that is used to train Iraqi Army Soldiers on the Buffalo truck's long arm at Al Rasheed. "They can sweep and clear IEDs by themselves without needing coalition help, so it's really good," said Denny, a member of the 515th Company, 5th Engineer Battalion, attached to the 225th Engineer Brigade, Multi-National Division - Baghdad. (Photo Credit: Maj. Pat Simonr, 225 Eng. Bde. PAO, MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL