On 15 January 2020, EUFOR Chief of Staff, Brigadier General László Szabó, and Chief Joint Military Affairs, Colonel Johann Jamnig, visited Armed Forces BiH Ass Krupa to witness progress on the upgrade of the weapons and ammunition storage facility. They received a brief on the project and current activities.
The Ass Krupa site has been chosen as the Armed Forces of BiH model of an upgraded storage site. The site is currently being upgraded to meet all NATO standards. The European Commission is funding this major project, which is being managed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). The upgrades are due to be finalized by the end of June 2020.
As part of Project Explode, upgrades to the site include security measures, construction of new buildings for administration and accommodation, a new gate-house and the complete refurbishment of the warehouses, amounting to 21 buildings. The refurbishment works will cover the installation of new windows and security doors, a natural ventilation system, lightening conductors and firefighting equipment.