2017 saw us successfully win the bid in South Sudan (the UN’s largest-ever deployment of Explosive Detection Dog teams). With such a large amount of dogs and a short mobilisation period to complete saw a great challenge but not one that we shied away from, with a few miscalculations along the way we were able to mobilise and deploy 70 Explosive Detection Dog Teams and see this as a great success and now is a foundation of planning and procurement we utilise in all our endeavours. In 2019 the contract came to an end and we demobilised from South Sudan to a K9 training facility in Nairobi where further remedial training was completed, and some dogs retired. We then redeployed the remaining dogs in the fourth quarter of 2019 to the newly extended bid in Mali.
We are now looking forward to planning and executing our next mission with the United Nations and further expanding our web of dogs and expertise worldwide.