G4S won a contract for the provision of CIED and EOD training and mentoring to UN troops in Mali.
This training began in April 2016. The MINUSMA personnel will be delivered CIED theory as well as practical training.
The course will cover components, threat mitigation, search operations, ropute search, specialised equipment, detection training with various detectors including minilab and VMR 3 GPR, and tactical training.
Teams had previously been deployed in Timbukto, Gao (3 teams), Kidal (2 teams), Tessalit, Aguelok, and Menaka, in 2014. They were engaged in capacity building and development of the MINUSMA EOD teams.
This profile is part of AOAV’s investigation into counter-IED (C-IED) actors around the globe. To see the list of all C-IED actors recorded by AOAV, see here. To see those engaged in the Middle East, the Sahel, North Africa or other highly impacted countries please see here, here, here, and here respectively. This research was made possible by funding from the NATO Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE). To read the full report, ‘Addressing the threat posed by IEDs: National, Regional and Global Initiatives’, see here.
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