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Logistics: anticipate and respond

A French C-160 in Mali.The life of the logistician is not a glamorous one. Sometimes called “sustainers” or “loggies” or simply “the guys in the rear with the gear,” their job is to keep operations running smoothly. In fact, logistics officers say that if they’re doing their jobs correctly, no one will notice them.

Getting there is half the battle

Angolan soldiers disembarking from an Il-76.The African Union was created in 2001 with great hope, but also a heavy burden of responsibility. Member states were still reeling from the failure to rapidly intervene in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, and they hoped that an African Standby Force (ASF) could offer a solution.

ELW Global commission Cameroonian mobile water purification plants; receives Senegalese order

Cameroonian soldiers with their ROWPU 2K water treatment unit.ELW Global has signed a three year firm fixed price agreement for the supply of water purification trailers to the Senegalese Army.

The tyranny of distance

A United Nations recovery vehicle.Any international peacekeeping mission will present a long list of logistical challenges. Mission settings are inevitably established in areas reeling from recent conflict, often rooted in age-old ethnic or political struggles.

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