Since 1978, in the scope of cooperation or defense agreements that link us to some countries (e.g., Chad and Lebanon), the French Engineers have taken part in overseas operations in countries that are greatly affected by the problem of mines and battlefield pollution, and that are no longer at war. Those sappers will acquire an experience recognized worldwide.
In 1992, in order to standardise mine clearance techniques and to elaborate an acceptable training doctrine for all the military actors, the Joint Chiefs of Staff decided to create a training center for post-war mine clearance within the French Army Engineer School in Angers called “Centre MINEX.”
"The MINEX Center,"
Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 7
, Article 17.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol7/iss1/17