Principe Felipe Auditorium in Oviedo hosts traveling exhibition 50 Years of the Civil Guard Explosive Disposal Service (SEDEX), In the exhibition you can see deactivation and exploding device robots as well as special protective suits against deflagration. They also highlight equipment for underground work as well as ammunition fragments and inert projectiles. The exhibition features various photographs of SEDEX’s work in these five decades of service. is one of the most attractive Wheelbarrow, the first deactivation robot purchased in 1979. Manufactured by a London company, it allows personnel to work on potential explosives without putting them at direct risk. You can also see British-made bomb suits with chest and pelvis protection, helmets and shields. TEDx’s protective suit weighs 36 kg with 11 shields.
Francisco Javier Puerta, Colonel Chief of the Civil Guard Zone of the Principality of Asturias, explained that SEDEX was created in 1973 and in the first two years the first 174 specialists who were assigned to the arms offices were trained in the artillery parks of the command posts. , except for those assigned to the Basque Country and Navarre, which from the outset were dedicated to disarming explosives. His first job was that of an artisan, that is, he destroyed the artifacts he found. As experience grows, the Civil Guard verifies that it needs to train its own specialists so in 1980 the Specialization School of the Meritorious was born. In 2000, he was commissioned to work in nuclear, bacteriological and chemical emergency situations, with protocols and means for working in these environments. Recently, he was assigned the task of reviewing the subsoil.
The command of the Civil Guard highlights that in these 50 years these professionals Has destroyed over 250,000 rounds of ammunition and 3,400 explosive devices, At present there are 41 teams and where they are not there are search and location teams. In Asturias, the team was born in 1980 and It is situated in the command of Gijón. In that time, he has made 3,200 appearances.
The exhibition will be open from Wednesday 17th to Saturday 20th from 10am to 2pm and 5pm to 8pm and on Sunday 21st from 10am to 3pm.