UncategorizedEnhancing Counter-UAS Capabilities: Leveraging Radio Free Ukraine Jedburgh Mentors for Ukrainian Territorial Defense Forces Irregular Warfare Force Protection

2024-02-15by Sun Tzu0

As the security landscape continues to evolve, the threat posed by unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in Ukraine and beyond, looms larger than ever. In response to this challenge, the upcoming Mobile Training Team (MTT) led by Radio Free Ukraine’s Jedburgh Mentors presents a critical opportunity to bolster the capabilities of Ukrainian Territorial Defense Forces at the company, battalion, and brigade levels.

The MTT aims to empower commanders and staff with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to effectively detect, track, and neutralize UAS threats in dynamic and contested environments based on US Army lessons learned. Drawing from the expertise of seasoned US Army Special Forces veterans, the MTT will provide invaluable insights and practical guidance tailored to the unique challenges faced by Ukrainian irregular forces.

At the heart of the training agenda lies the imperative to develop comprehensive counter-UAS strategies that align with multi-domain operations (MDO) doctrine. This includes the creation of tailored “playbooks” or battle-drills that outline clear procedures for deliberate and dynamic targeting at every echelon, from company to brigade.

Through interactive workshops and scenario-based exercises, company, battalion, and brigade commanders and staff will learn how to synchronize efforts across various agencies and echelons, ensuring a unified and effective response to UAS threats. Key areas of focus will include:

  1. Doctrine and Conceptual Understanding: Participants will gain a deep understanding of current Army doctrine and best practices for countering UAS threats. They will learn how to integrate counter-UAS efforts into broader MDO frameworks, emphasizing the importance of synchronization and collaboration across echelons.
  2. Training and Leader Development: The MTT will provide hands-on training and leader development programs designed to enhance the skills of commanders and staff in detecting, tracking, and neutralizing UAS threats. Through realistic simulations and scenario-based exercises, participants will hone their abilities to respond effectively to evolving threats on the battlefield.
  3. Materiel and Technology Solutions: The MTT will explore innovative materiel and technology solutions aimed at enhancing UAS detection and tracking capabilities. Participants will learn about the latest advancements in sensor technology and software enhancements, empowering them to make informed decisions about equipment acquisition and utilization.
  4. Collaboration and Partnership: Central to the MTT’s success is the spirit of collaboration and partnership between Radio Free Ukraine’s Jedburgh Mentors and Ukrainian Territorial Defense Forces. By leveraging the expertise and experience of both parties, the training program will foster a culture of innovation and adaptability, ensuring Ukrainian forces remain at the forefront of UAS countermeasures.

In conclusion, the upcoming MTT led by Radio Free Ukraine’s Jedburgh Mentors represents a pivotal moment in the ongoing effort to enhance counter-UAS capabilities within Ukrainian Territorial Defense Forces. By equipping commanders and staff with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to confront emerging threats, the MTT will play a crucial role in safeguarding Ukraine’s security and sovereignty in the face of evolving challenges.

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