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Australian SilverShield to Protect Afghan Security Vehicles from IEDs

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Mar 18, 2018  |  Defense Update

The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) will soon equip their vehicles with a new, Australian made counter-IED device dubbed ‘SilverShield’. According to a contract awarded by the Australian defense ministry to L-3 Micreo, the company will deliver 13,000 communications jammer units to the Afghan forces, bringing the total sales of Australian C-IED jammers to Afghanistan to A$85 million.

Installed on vehicles, SilverShield acts as a jammer disrupting specific cellular-phone signals known to have been used by insurgents to remotely activate improvised explosive devices (IED). The new system had undergone testing in both Australia and Afghanistan. SilverShield enhances the capabilities of the GreenGum system designed for light vehicles deployed in Afghanistan since 2015.  READ MORE...

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