Afghan Army step up in the fight against IEDs
Afghan National Army warriors are taking the lead role in the battle against improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Report by Richard Long.
The Taliban’s weapon of choice throughout the campaign in Helmand province has been the improvised explosive device. Claiming scores of lives and responsible for countless injuries, the lethal bombs have been the scourge of UK Armed Forces personnel.
While British forces have developed an impressive arsenal of vehicles, kit and ground techniques to counter this threat, the roadside risk could pose a significant problem for the Afghan National Army (ANA) as they move towards transition in 2014.
With ISAF troops withdrawing from the country, it is the homegrown forces that will be charged with rendering these devices safe in as little as 18 months’ time.
Continues at: mod.uk – Afghan Army step up in the fight against IEDs
The original report features in the July 2012 issue of Soldier – magazine of the British Army, and is reproduced on the MOD website at the above link.