The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) has awarded Brisbane-based company L3-Micreo a contract to manufacture and deliver more than 14,000 additional Silvershield counter-improvised explosive device (C-IED) systems to the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF).
Minister for Defence Industry Linda Reynolds said in a 10 April statement that the additional C-IED systems are expected to “make a real difference to the lives of our Afghan partners, providing them with confidence as they continue operations against determined insurgent and terrorist groups”.
No information was provided about the value of the contract or the expected delivery dates.
An initial 16,000 Silvershield units were delivered to Afghanistan throughout 2018, said the DoD, adding that Australian-developed systems are “tailored for use in the harsh environment of Afghanistan”.
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