Monday, 15 June 2009

British Forces to head new training school for Afghan Army

Because of their internationally recognised world-class training skills, NATO Defence Ministers have agreed that British Forces will take the lead in developing a new Combined Arms Training School providing courses to members of the Afghan National Army (ANA).
The CAT School will train ANA officers and NCOs in the effective use of infantry weaponry, armour and artillery with Britain's role being to provide overall strategic direction to the training.
This new role fits in with the UK government's aim of providing sustainable security to the people of Afghanistan by developing the skills of their own indigenous forces.