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Australia eyes new JCIED materiel

23rd December 2020 - 20:00 GMT | by Tim Fish in Auckland

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Australia is planning a running overhaul of its equipment used to counter IEDs and such like.

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) is pushing for next-generation systems to protect against IEDs and explosive hazards.

In addition to its Joint Counter-IED (JCIED) and Joint Counter-Explosive Hazards (JCEH) programmes, the ADF has added the Project Land 8101 programme to bring in new capabilities in the latter half of the decade.

In a Department of Defence industry briefing released in December 2020, it stated that Land 8101 will start from 2026-27 to introduce next-generation ECM plus future search (mounted and dismounted) neutralisation and exploitation systems into service.

Meanwhile, JCIED and JCEH – known collectively as Land 154 Phase 4 –

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