Light Role Team and IBDS


The Light Role Team (LRT) is a rapidly deployable, expeditionary capability that provides Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) reconnaissance and specialist advice to the commander on the ground.

The Integrated Biological Detection System (IBDS) is manned by specialist Chemical Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) operators from RAF Regiment's Defence CBRN Wing at RAF Honington.

An LRT comprises a Command and Cargo vehicle fully loaded with, Detection Identification, Monitoring and Analysis Equipment and is manned by specialist CBRN operators from the Defence CBRN Wing based at RAF Honington.

Each LRT is trained to deploy and operate alongside expeditionary forces and some teams are Para and Commando trained.

The Integrated Biological Detection System (IBDS) is fully equipped with a range of monitoring and analysis equipment specifically designed to detect the release of biological warfare agents.

The system is installed in a 14ft container which provides the crew with Collective Protection in order that they can conduct their mission safe from CBRN threats. IBDS can be mounted on a vehicle or ground dumped and can be transported by either fixed wing aircraft or helicopter.

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