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News

11
Dec 2018

L3 Micreo completes production of life-saving SILVERSHIELD units for Defence

Last week was a proud moment for the L3 Micreo team, as we celebrated the completion of the 2018 SILVERSHIELD production order for Defence, completing the final units for delivery to the Afghanistan National Defense and Security Forces.

SILVERSHIELD is the latest evolution in vehicle-mounted systems being developed under the REDWING program, which provides protection against radio controlled improvised explosive devices. 16,000 life-saving units have now been delivered to Afghanistan for training and initial rollout.

Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said that the capability would boost the confidence of Australia’s Afghan partners when operating in a high threat environment.

“This is an outstanding investment in Australian capability to deliver life-saving, cutting-edge Counter Improvised Explosive Device technology,” Minister Pyne said.

“The REDWING program demonstrates successful collaboration between Defence and industry, and SILVERSHIELD is proof of Australian industry’s ability to meet the challenge of high volume and time critical manufacturing.”

Read the full release from Minister Pyne.