UK MoD receives first 10 EOD and ECM specialist vehicles from Marshall Land Systems
Marshall Land Systems announced on 22 September that it has achieved a milestone in its contract to supply the UK MoD by delivering the first 10 of 120 specialist military vehicles.
The new EOD and ECM platforms will be based in the UK, Northern Ireland, Cyprus and Gibraltar.
Each platform has undergone a major trials programme which includes the vehicles being tested by the end-users in realistic scenarios. Following consultations with British Army soldiers who will be using the new bomb disposal vehicle, its IOC was announced this week by the MoD.
This platform is the final addition to the MoD’s GASKET 3 fleet programme, part of a £60 million ($67.61 million) project that sees a range of 300 new vehicles from first response vehicles to a new 4x4 medium-scale vehicle.
The MoD contract is focused on the development, prototyping, testing and production of 120 vehicles to replace its ageing Wedgewood fleet. In total, eight vehicle variants will be produced to cover all operational situations.
More from Land Warfare
Rafael developed Iron Dome to provide a dual-role system which could be used for C-RAM and very-short-range air defence. Since 2011, Iron Dome has served as the lowest layer of the multi-layered Israeli air and missile defence network.
The Royal Artillery’s Light Fires Platform has been put forward as a potential replacement for the towed 105mm L118 Light Gun.
As the second anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine edges closer, the resolve of Western countries has been tested in the face of entrenched positions, rising costs, political divisions and the ongoing conflict in the Gaza Strip.