Counter IED training in Afghanistan

Even as Australians back home celebrate Australia Day, an Australian counter-improvised-explosive-device team is in Afghanistan working as advisers within NATO’s Resolute Support mission.

CAPTIONAustralian Army officer Lieutenant Colonel Bill Gradden provides mentoring support to Afghan National Police instructors during Counter Improvised Explosive Device training in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photo by Sergeant Rob Hack.

Before Christmas, the team and some of its students from the Afghan Police Force demonstrated some of their training techniques for a visiting Defence camera team.

 

A number of Australian advisers are embedded within the Resolute Support mission, working with members of the coalition, Afghan National Defense and Security Forces, Afghan security ministries and Afghan government to assist with capacity building within the Afghan security institutions.

Around 270 personnel from the Royal Australian Navy, the Australian Army, the Royal Australian Air Force and Defence civilians are deployed on Operation Highroad as part of Australia’s commitment to the NATO mission in Afghanistan..

 

 

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