Location: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Members of the Mongolian Armed Forces (MAF) have received significant training by both the United States and the Canadian Armed Forces in Counter-IED tactics. The training received was to prepare the MAF for the IEDs, mines and other explosives they would encounter during deployment and peace-keeping missions.
The MAF are likely to use these skills in peace-keeping missions such as in South Sudan, particularly in dealing with minefields.
Many are now trained in patrolling, searching, safety, searching vehicles, managing casualties, and neutralising threats such as suicide bombers.
Some of the MAF have also had significant experience in encountering IEDs in Iraq where they were part of the Multi-National Force ad in Afghanistan as part of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, as well as from their participation on may other peace-keeping missions.
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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