Allen-Vanguard has received multi-million Canadian dollar funding from an undisclosed customer to provide more Electronic Counter-Measures (ECM) equipment for security forces operating in Somalia.
The new multi-million Canadian dollar funding will be used to provide a range of ECM equipment, such as the 3XXX ECM suite which is a static and vehicle mounted capability based on Allen-Vanguard’s versatile, fully programmable and extensively operationally proven core technology. The company will also provide its SCORPION manpack ECM capability and the ANCILE anti drone system.
According to Allen-Vanguard, the funding not only provides the necessary hardware and software, but also the back-up and support from the company’s in-theater team to maintain maximum protection from new threats, ensure operational effectiveness and enhance equipment availability.
This contract award announcement coincided with the Africa Aerospace and Defence Show (AADS) in Tishwane, South Africa (21-25 September 2022) where Allen-Vanguard’s Counter-Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Device (C-RCIED) and Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems (C-UAS) systems were also on display, in partnership with ECM Technologies.
“The increase in demand for high-quality ECM equipment across the African continent is reflective of the continuing insurgencies and unrest in the region. Having supported the UN, various Contributing Nations and African Union members for over a decade, Allen-Vanguard continues to grow our footprint and have now established a permanent Field Support Representative (FSR) team in the region,” said Allen-Vanguard’s Business Director for Africa, Stuart Wilson.
Allen-Vanguard has been providing ECM systems, force protection advice and support to the security forces based in Somalia, and other international organizations operating in the region, for the last decade.