On the 10th of March 2021, al-Shabab launched mortar attacks targeted at the offices of the UN and African Union peacekeeping mission in the Somali capital Mogadishu. Six mortar rounds landed within the perimeter of Aden Adde international airport during this attack.
Further strikes were reported on the morning of March 25th. James Swan, UN secretary-general’s special representative for Somalia confirmed that six mortar rounds landed within the perimeter of Aden Adde with further mortars impacting surrounding neighbourhoods.
Al-Shabab frequently launches mortar bomb attacks posing a significant threat to officials, security forces and peacekeepers. With an increase in al-Shabab’s mortar strikes, it is essential to control the controllable with quality personnel protection.
The Crewshield Overhead protection (OHP) systems is a tried and tested, rapidly deployable, fit for purpose solution to mortar attacks. All our products are produced with innovative engineering & reality-based knowledge to create the most cost-efficient and effective threat response solutions.
The OHP systems can be adapted for placement on top of mix-use structures. Crewshield currently has supplied units to RA International in Somalia.