Salima (Malawi) – On October 21, the Malawi Battalion finished training with the Brazilian Army’s Mobile Specialized Jungle Warfare Training Team. These soldiers will soon be working in the Intervention Brigade, which will be deployed in the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO). The mission is commanded by a Brazilian general.
The course took place in two phases over 30 days. During the first phase, the members of the Battalion received instructions on orientation, tactical movement and special procedures in contact with the enemy. In the second phase, the subunits were instructed in combat patrols, base security and coordinated attack, with a view to employment in a jungle environment.
The initiative to support the training came from the United States’ Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI) and the Malawi Defense Forces, with the aim of training the members of the Malawi Battalion to maintain a safe and stable environment in the MONUSCO area. The Brazilian mobile team, made up of six soldiers, specializes in training foreign soldiers to operate in jungle environments.