The first Artillery mobile training team

The first Artillery mobile training team of Mongolian armed forces is deployed to the Afghanistan and led by Col Vanchinsuren.J in accordance with agreement established between Ministry of Defense of Mongolia and United states department of Defense, regarding “The transportation and logistics of Mongolian training team assigned to help the Afghanistan National army in technical framing and maintenance field”.

Within the framework of “Afghan national army development program”, Field artillery mobile training team of the Mongolian armed forces was assigned primarily to train officers, NCO’s and contracted artillery soldiers of Afghan National Army and repair artillery weapons such as howitzer, mortar and anti-tank weapons.

By doing so, it's of great importance to raise the Mongolian armed forces’ reputation on international platform, exchange experience and assess own specialty’s ability comparing with other country’s artillery specialties.

From 2003 to 2012 total 235 specialists of 13 rotation of Field Artillery Mobile training team of the Mongolian Armed forces had successfully trained over 12000 officers, NCO’s and contractor artillery soldiers of Afghan National Army, repairing 800 howitzer, mortar and anti-tank weapons it’s significant support to improving Afghan national army’s capacity to carry out special tasks and war fighting operations independently.

 

 


NATO's KFOR peacekeeping operation

The Kosovo Force (KFOR) is a NATO -led international peacekeeping force which was responsible for establishing a secure environment in KOSOVO. KFOR entered Kosovo on 11 June 1999, two days after the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 1244. At the time, Kosovo was facing a grave humanitarian crisis, with military forces from the FRY and the KLA in daily engagement. Nearly one million people had fled Kosovo as refugees. KFOR has gradually transferred responsibilities to the Kosovo Police and other local authorities. As of 2006, KFOR consisted of appx 16,000 troops from 25 NATO countries and non-NATO 12 countries and gradually decreasing force due to the security environment of Kosovo.

NATO's initial mandate was:[6] to deter renewed hostility and threats against Kosovo and to establish and maintain a secure environment in Kosovo, including public safety and civil order; to demilitarize the Kosovo Liberation Army; to support the UNMIK and to coordinate with and support the international civil presence. The infantry platoon level of Mongolian troops participated KFOR with Belgium I Coy under French-led battalion from OCT2005 to OCT2007. Main tasks were patrolling, Checkpoint, air recon, quick reaction force, base defense, border patrol etc. This operation was characterized by the fact that pre-deployment training was carried out in Belgium based on NATO training standards and had been conducting all the peacekeeping functions such as patrol, checkpoint, base defense, cordon and search etc. The two contingents of Mongolian Armed Forces have successfully accomplished their mission.

 

 


MISSION OVERVIEW

The United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad (MINURCAT) was a United Nations peacekeeping mission established by the United Nations Security Council on 25 September 2007, which is continued till 31 December 2010 to provide safety for 200.000 refugees fled from Darfur, Sudan and support humanitarian activities.

According to the 253rd resolution of 2008 of the Mongolian government, 413rd order of 2008 of the Minister of Defense, 413rd order of 2009 of the Chief of the General Staff, First Military contingent, commanded by colonel L.Ontsgoibayar deployed from September 2009 to June 2010, Second contingent commanded by colonel L.Ganselem deployed from June 2010 to December 2010.

Military contingents have successfully carried out its mission independently providing the security and patrolling for the responsible area of the Sector North of United Nations MINURCAT mission for 24/7, providing security for the personnel of the humanitarian and international organizations, escorting the convoy, securing and guarding for Iriba, Bahai and Abeche bases. Furthermore, duty of “Quick Reaction Force” comprised 3 sectors in 2 countries area. Total of 528 military personnel deployed honorably accomplished their mission.