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SADC SF expands capabilities

21st September 2017 - 10:40 GMT | by Andrew White

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The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Special Forces completed its most recent biennial training exercise in September, further extending its capabilities and interoperability as a rapid reaction force.

According to defence sources associated with the exercise, the training programme - designated Exercise Matumbawe - was completed on 30 August 2017 and witnessed the SADC Special Forces conducting drills in littoral areas of Tanzania.

The exercise, which covers a breadth of special operations mission sets, included particular emphasis on maritime and littoral security operations, including counter-terrorism (CT) and counter-piracy serials.

Training serials were mostly completed in Tanga, Tanzania, which was selected

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