The paracommando engineer capability will be reduced to a platoon size element and will move from the engineer batallions to the Special Operations Regiment where they will be integrated into the TWO paracommando batallions. Each Special Operations Detachement (SOED) will be composed of:
- ONE Advanced Search Clearance & Breach (ASCB) squad with and Advanced Search, EOD and EDD capability.
- ONE boat squad which has TWELVE inflatable and foldable motorized boats able to transport ONE paracommando coy in ONE wave.
- ONE Amphibious Recce Team which has TWO Diver teams.
The Belgian EOD group has multiple capabilities. The unit is responsible for the clearance and destruction of explosive ordnance of conventional, chemical and toxical ammunitions from both World Wars on national territory. Some EOD(IEDD) teams are on permanent stand-by for intervention on national territory in support of the Federal Police. EOD(IEDD) teams are also engaged for EOD operations abroad in support of ALL Components, providing education, training and force protection to own and to foreign troops.
The mission of the Field Accommodation Unit (FAU) is to provide the necessary deployable force infrastructure to all Belgian units deployed abroad and this regardless of component or service. This unit can provide all necessary accommodation assets, power supply, force protection equipment, containers (offices) for a battle group up to 1200 deployed soldiers including air or land staff and ONE role two (MED).
In the last 25 years the Belgian Armed Forces were engaged in a wide range of operations worldwide, from Africa to the Middle East. Engineers, EOD and CBRN specialists participated in crisis response, reconstruction, humanitarian assistance, demining and "train, advise & assist" operations all around the world, contributing to as well NATO as to UN and EU operations or supporting partnership countries in Africa and more recently in the Baltic States.