L-3 Micreo Silvershield for ANDSF
The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) has awarded an order to L-3 Micreo to produce 13,000 Silvershield systems for the Afghanistan National Defence and Security Force (ANDSF), the DoD announced on 17 March.
The order is worth AUD$26.9 million.
Silvershield is an advanced vehicle-mounted system designed to provide protection against mobile phone IED threats.
The technology has been developed under the Redwing programme. Redwing is a programme of specialised force protection systems designed by the Defence Science and Technology Group to counter specific radio controlled IEDs in support of ANDSF.
The Silvershield system has undergone testing in both Australia and Afghanistan.
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