New EOD vehicles for Irish defence force
EOD units of the Irish defence force have received new MAN HX 60 4x4 armoured trucks fitted with Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group’s armoured shelters, Marshall announced on 23 August.
The two new vehicles will augment those already in service supporting Ireland’s UN missions in the Middle East. The EOD teams deploy in the armoured vehicles as part of route clearance operations or to handle unexploded ordnance found by the UN forces operating in the area.
The Marshall shelters house the team’s equipment, including the EOD officer’s bomb suit, x-ray system, forensic sample collection equipment and unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) that can be remotely operated from within the shelter.
The vehicles have an integral tail lift for deployment and recovery of the EOD UGV, and a standalone generator to allow the vehicle to operate autonomously.
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