Aviation security: 15 management staff receive refresher training in MANPADS attack risk prevention

Published: Tuesday, 28 May 2024 23:58
These fifteen (15) Cameroonian civil aviation security managers are participating in the MANPADS training programme for first-time trainers from May 27 to 31 2024 at the CCAA Training School in Yaoundé.
Conducted by two (02) experts from the French MANPADS (portable missiles) and infantry weapons vulnerability team, the training aims to build the capacity of Cameroonian managers in MANPADS risk prevention. 

Civil aviation security management staff and the DGA (centre) at the opening of the training 

It continues the introductory courses given to the same managers in 2022. It will equip them to draw up a corrective action plan for the MANPADS risks identified in the Yaoundé Nsimalen airport areas during the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) USAP CMA AUDIT. 
The fifteen participants came from the CCAA, ASECNA, ADC SA, the Police, the Gendarmerie and the Air Force and during this training course, participants will be required to:
  • Become familiar with the different types of MANPADS;
  • Improve the responsiveness of the various stakeholders on the airport platform to information provided by other services;
  • Disseminate threat detection reflex cards;
  • Acquire in-depth knowledge of the ground;
  • Set up an effective intelligence reporting system.
In his opening speech, Mr ALLABIRA MAMADOU, Deputy Director General of the CCAA, welcomed the two French experts and stressed the importance of this training for airport security in Cameroon. He also reiterated that the 15 participating managers must demonstrate professionalism, discipline, collaboration and a duty to learn in order to acquire all the knowledge needed to make Cameroon's airport platforms safer and more secure.
At the end of the training, the 15 first-time trainers will be able to pass on their knowledge and skills to other Cameroonian civil aviation security officers, thereby helping to prevent the risk of attacks on MANPADS and improve the security of Cameroon's airports.