The risk assessment and analysis when traveling abroad are essential to ensure the sucess of any mission. In fact, the only way to become aware of a situation is through the exploitation of public and or open sources in order to ensure one's own safety and of the people we accompany.
It is for this reason that SMAT has its own analysis cell and also teaches this practice. Going abroad ignoring the use and customs, without having a more or less precise idea of the risks and threats add an unimaginable degree of dangerousness. For this reason, risk assessment and anaylisis is an integrated part of any mission preparation.
The evaluation and the analysis of the risks are based on the reports of different official sources, of certain anthropological and sociological factors and statistical indicators. These different elements are then confronted to give an image, a snapshot of the situation in the conidered country or region.