30 Apr '16, 12am
[email protected] leads remote-operated force protection systems in the Sinai
SINAI, Egypt -- Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Task Force War Eagle, are spearheading the integration of the Army's remote-operated Force Protection Systems during a peacekeeping mission in the Sinai Peninsula. TF War Eagle is deployed to the Sinai Peninsula in support of Multinational Force and Observers (MFO). For the MFO, TF War Eagle is responsible for remote sites, the administration of the MFO South Camp, a mobile observation team, various force protection missions and providing special response teams. Although TF War Eagle is deployed to Egypt as part of a peacekeeping mission, the rise of an Islamic State-aligned insurgency in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula is prompting the task force's leadership and the Department of Defense to review U.S. troop involvement in the mission. This review of U.S involvement has yielded a decision to "automate" the mission...