The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has completed delivery of Silvershield counter-improvised explosive device (C-IED) systems to the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF).
Australian Defence Minister Christopher Pyne announced on 7 December that more than 15,000 of the vehicle-mounted systems, which are designed to protect against radio- and mobile phone-triggered IEDs, have now been handed over to the ANDSF for training and initial rollout.
The move comes after the Department of Defence (DoD) in Canberra announced in March that it had awarded L-3 Micreo, a Brisbane-based subsidiary of L-3 Technologies, a AUD26.9 million (USD20.7 million) contract to manufacture the systems for Afghanistan.
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