NAF, British army train 710 on attack prevention on infrastructure
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) and the British Military Advisory Team (BMAT) have inducted 710 personnel into training on force protection in complex air and ground environment course (FPCAGE).
Air Officer Commanding (AOC) Ground Training Command, Air vice Marshal Idi Amin, the said the training was designed to prepare and furnish personnel with requisite skills and competence needed to effectively observe their duties of securing NAF assets for the sustainment of air operations and prevention of attacks on national infrastructure by terrorists.
According to him, the enormous benefits inherent in the employment of force protection assets to enhance military operations in general and unconventional warfare in particular are advantages most militaries around the world seek to garner.
He said: “Global conflict over the years evolved from direct confrontation between nation states to threats posed by nonstate actors in the 21st century.
“These non-state actors try to influence policies, achieve economic gains and secure political or strategic advantage through unconventional means such as terrorism and insurgency”.