Africa to Discuss Air Force’s Role in Counter-Terror Missions
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Evolving security challenges in Africa have necessitated enhancing regional air operations to counter asymmetrical threats. The Air Force Africa Forum will discuss Africa’s air force’s evolving role, new requirements, counter-terrorism, and counter-insurgency efforts to empower air-defence components.
Senegal’s Air Force is upgrading its fleet to support regional counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations. Aside from the transnational conflicts, Senegal will begin oil exploration in 2023, necessitating extensive air support to protect the new offshore oil and gas assets.