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12 August 2010
The Australian Special Operations Task Group facilitated the arrival of six up-armoured Hummers

The Australian Special Operations Task Group (SOTG) recently facilitated the arrival of six Hummer up-armoured vehicles for the Afghan Provincial Police Reserve Company (PPRC) in Tarin Kowt.

The PPRC partner with Australian Special Forces on operations and are trained and mentored in Tarin Kowt by the SOTG’s Afghan Task Force.

The High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) more commonly known as Hummers, were allocated to the PPRC by the Afghan Ministry of Interior and flown from Kabul to Tarin Kowt by a Royal Australian Air Force C-17.

The SOTG’s Afghan Task Force was established to raise, train and sustain the local PPRC after the Afghan Ministry of the Interior directed the creation of 18 such Companies around the country.

All 18 PPR Companies are partnered and mentored by ISAF Special Operations Forces, including an Uruzgan PPRC, who have been partnered with Australian Special Forces from the SOTG since July 2009.

The PPRC play a key role in all Australian Special Forces Operations and demonstrate to Local Nationals the ability for Afghan National Security Forces to defeat the Taliban insurgency.