Allen-Vanguard supplies anti-IED equipment to Somalia – Military Africa


Allen-Vanguard will deliver electronic countermeasures (ECM) equipment to Somalia under a multi-million Canadian dollar contract, the company announced Sept. 21. The electronic countermeasures company has received C$5 million in funding from an undisclosed customer to provide more electronic countermeasures (ECM) equipment to protect those at risk working in Somalia.

Allen-Vanguard’s suite of 3XXX ECM systems (3140, 3230 and 3330), a static and vehicle-mounted radio-controlled counter-improvised explosive device capability, will be delivered to Somalia. The family of systems protects militaries against radio-controlled improvised explosive devices (RCIED) and can be mounted on most vehicle platforms or deployed in a static point protection role, the company said. The company also provides its Scorpion wearable ECM solution, which protects personnel from RCIEDs and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), and its Ancile counter-UAS (C-UAS).

Allen-Vanguard will also supply the SCORPION manpack ECM system and the ANCILE counter-drone system, which scrambles drone command and control links.

The C$5 million funding will provide essential support and support for the Allen-Vanguard team in theater to maintain maximum protection against new threats, ensure operational effectiveness and improve equipment availability, as well as only the necessary hardware and software.

Allen-Vanguard has a long history of providing ECM solutions to security forces in Somalia and other international organizations operating in the region. The company has a permanent team of field support representatives in the region.

In May, the Mogadishu-based Allen-Vanguard team conducted a high-level visit to better understand what protection the company’s systems can provide against the threat of RCIED and UAS. Allen-Vanguard is the prime contractor with SKK International and Artios Global that provides the logistical and training aspects of the Explosive Threat Reduction Training Team (ETRT) courses to the Somali National Army and the Somali police. The company has delivered two Explosive Threat Reduction Training Team (ETRT) courses to the Somali National Security Forces.

Allen-Vanguard’s Commercial Director for Africa, Stuart Wilson, said, “The increase in demand for high quality ECM equipment on the African continent reflects the ongoing insurgencies and unrest in the region. After supporting the UN, various contributing nations and members of the African Union for over a decade, Allen-Vanguard continues to grow our footprint and has now established a permanent team of Field Support Representatives ( FSR) in the region.


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