Allen-Vanguard to train Azerbaijan Navy EOD Unit
Allen-Vanguard International will provide EOD/IEDD, Diving and Instructor Training to the Azerbaijan Navy EOD Unit (AZE Unit) under a new contract awarded by NSWC-Indian Head.
The training will consist of two, twenty week courses covering academic instruction and training to students of the AZE Unit. In total, six courses with 25-35 students per course will be run, with courses to include: Basic EOD, Advanced EOD, Basic Instructor, Advanced Instructor, Command, Control and Planning and Combat Diver.
Each 20 week instruction and training will end with an EOD Certification for each student who successfully completes all requirements. The training will be conducted in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Joe Szymczak, executive vice-president, Allen-Vanguard International, said: ‘Our experts have front-line experience in combat theatres, law enforcement and intelligence communities to ensure customers receive the analysis, advice, training and support necessary to foresee and prevent current and emerging threats. These services are delivered at the strategic, operational and tactical levels at a wide array of customers worldwide.’
In addition to advanced skills in EOD and IEDD, the instructors/ trainers have experience in Anti-terrorism/Force Protection, Naval Special Operations, Diving, Mine Warfare, Small Unit Tactics, Riverinecraft, CBRN Search and Mitigation, Homemade Explosives, ECM and CIED Staff Planning. Allen-Vanguard International's Training and related services are developed and delivered through its Counter-Threat Solutions team of senior subject matter experts.
More from Defence Notes
The US’s ability to prepare for future conflicts had been placed at risk with many Pentagon laboratories and testing centres being housed in poorly maintained and aging structures.
On the second anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the uncertainty regarding the future of the conflict has split opinions in Washington, placing military assistance to Kyiv and sanctions on Moscow in a nebulous zone.
Sweden has announced another package of support for Ukraine, following hot on the heels of Canada’s additional support announced this week and last week’s support from the UK and the EU.
NATO Defence Ministers met on 15 February to discuss how to further strengthen the alliance’s deterrence and defence followed by a meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Council.
With the possibility of having to confront challenges without substantial US support looming, European nations have been compelled to reassess their defence strategies and prioritise investments to ensure collective security and resilience.
As part of the national security supplemental package, the fund will now be analysed by the House of Representatives.