The US Army has awarded a contract to Relyant to provide unexploded ordnance removal and mine clearance in southern and western Afghanistan.

According to estimates from the UN, Afghanistan is littered with more than ten million land mines and other unexploded ordnance, much of which dates back to the 1980s Soviet conflict.

Under the contract, the strategic support services company will provide a safer environment for the entire workforce, and help with stabilising and rebuilding the country.

Reylant will also provide application of spray foam insulation for housing, third country national escort, vehicle maintenance construction, life support, and convoy and secure trucking.

The three-year contract has been awarded by the US Army Corps of Engineers, Afghanistan Engineering South District.