Marshall Land Systems announced that delivery ten specialized military vehicles for the UK Ministry of Defense (MoD) as part of its GASKET 3 fleet programme.
The company delivered the first batch of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) vehicles under the Ministry of Defense contract.
The contract aims to replace the British Ministry of Defense’s Wedgewood fleet and involves the development, prototyping and testing, as well as the production of 120 vehicles.
The new machines will be deployed in Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Cyprus and Gibraltar.
Up to eight vehicle variants will be delivered to assist the military in operational situations.
Marshall Land Systems Managing Director Gary Moynihan said: “This program has not been an easy one for us, made even more complicated by the disruptions caused by Covid-19 and the conflict in Ukraine.
“Getting to this point has taken incredibly hard work from a lot of people and I’d like to say thank you to them. We should all be proud to help strengthen the UK’s vital capacity.’
The new vehicles under the GASKET 3 fleet program are part of a £60m project which includes a wide range of vehicles, from first responder fleets to mid-sized 4×4 vehicles.
Following consultations with the military concerned, the Ministry of Defense has announced the initial operational capability of the new GASKET 3 bomb disposal vehicle.
GASKET 3 will be used by the 11th Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Search Regiment and the Royal Navy’s Diving Threat Response Team.
621 Squadron Royal Logistics Corps Corporal Briscoe said: “The new GASKET vehicle is excellent, a huge improvement on our current vehicle.
“We noticed that our vehicular IED destroyer could be in a better location for quick access, and our suggestions were incorporated into the final design.”
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