By Azania Post Reporter
In a bid to build capacity to face the persistent security challenges of the African continent, the island nation on an archipelago of volcanic origin in the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Verde is set to launch the USD 125 million continent’s training centre for African State Security Forces.
A statement availed to Azania Post Tuesday said the nation located off the northwestern coast of Africa aims at inaugurating the centre dubbed Orbit Training Centre mid-2020.
It stated that the centre will also work to develop international cooperation in defense and security issues.
“This will integrate standard training facilities along with simulation technologies distributed within modules dedicated to indoor or outdoor shooting, combat shooting, SEALs training, sport, intelligence analytics.
It will also be involved in military and secured communications, legal and tactical interception, crowd control and drug enforcement, illegal poaching, and cybercrime,” said a statement.
according to the sources, the center will hold a capacity of 150 students and instructors and will be open to all State Security Forces, including Police, Armed Forces, Special Forces, Intelligence, Special Services, Customs, Wildlife Rangers, Firefighters, Civil Protection Forces, all from Africa.
Orbit Training Centre will also be open to international institutions such as the United Nations (peacekeeping operations), the African Union, ECOWAS or ECOMOG, INTERPOL, and NATO.