04 Sep '12, 9am

NATO sponsors project to help reduce #terrorism risk in #Mauritania #Partnerships

28 Aug. 2012 NATO sponsors project to helps reduce terrorism risk in Mauritania Mauritania has seen its share of conflict over the years. Its volatile history has left the country with a large stock of man portable air defence systems (MANPADS), shoulder launched surface-to-air missiles, and obsolete munitions that could pose a security risk to the country and to the safety of the public. A NATO Trust Fund project is now working to destroy these stockpiles and prevent them from falling into the hands of terrorists. Countering a terrorism risk Originally developed in the 1950s to provide military ground forces with a way to protect themselves from enemy aircrafts, the demand for MANPADS has increased over the past three decades. “MANPADS are a common feature in many countries,” points out Dr Frederic Peugeot, Trust Fund Project Manager with the NATO Support Agency (NSPA). “...

Full article: http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/news_89658.htm

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