Alex Shone
In Afghanistan, population-centric operations to increase Afghan human security and support for the Coalition are being underpinned by high-end technological efforts that directly target the insurgents (INS). Targeting is crucial in any counter-insurgency (COIN) effort where kinetic operations are concerned and Afghanistan is certainly no...Full Article »
Electronic counter measures (ECM) such as jammers are equipment items of enormous importance to soldiers in Afghanistan to counter the threat from radio-controlled IEDs (RCIEDs). ECM, where available and when used correctly, has proven an extremely effective counter against such IED switches. 'Blue on blue' ECM ECM is very...Full Article »
Vehicle survivability is a key topic in the current public debate surrounding operations in Afghanistan. The subsequent interest this debate has mobilised has pressured manufacturers to find a solution to produce armoured vehicles that can protect ISAF troops from the threat of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). Is MRAP really the...Full Article »
Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) are the chief threat in Afghanistan to the Coalition forces, Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and to Afghan civilians. IEDs are responsible for some 70% of total casualties with total IED events occurring across Afghanistan effectively doubling in frequency with each year. Defining and interdicting...Full Article »