Sappers breach contested minefield

Soldiers from the 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment conducted a simulated minefield breach while under fire from a fictional enemy in the Townsville Field Training Area.

CAPTION: Sappers from the 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment dismount an Australian Army M113AS4 Armoured Personnel Carrier to conduct a simulated breach of an enemy position while training at Townsville Field Training Area, Queensland. Photo by Corporal Nicole Dorrett.

While facing enemy fire, the Sappers cleared Bishop Creek Crossing and navigated through a minefield to clear it of dangerous explosives while under fire from notional enemy troops. This allowed the infantry to then move through the crossing and seize the next objective.

The breach included clearing the Bishop Creek Crossing of enemy forces, navigating through an active minefield, laying detonation cord and clearing the field of dangerous explosives, allowing friendly forces to progress through the crossing and continue forward to take the objective.

 


 
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