Irish Defence Forces take delivery of more EOD vehicles
The Irish Defence Forces have taken delivery of two more MAN HX 60 4 x 4 armoured trucks fitted with Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group’s armoured shelter for their Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) units.
These new vehicles will augment those already in service supporting Ireland’s UN missions operating in the Middle East where the Defence Forces’ EOD teams deploy in their armoured vehicles as part of route clearance operations or to handle unexploded ordnance found by the UN forces operating in the area.
“The units already in service have provided protection that enables us to deploy in an environment where effective EOD and route clearance operations would be extremely difficult without the support of the Marshall armoured shelters and MAN HX 60 combination,” commented a spokesperson for the Irish Defence Forces.
The Marshall designed shelters have been laid out to maximise storage for all the equipment needed by the team including the EOD officer’s bomb suit, x-ray system and forensic sample collection equipment and to give the team space to work in safety.
Housed in the shelter is the team’s robot, which can be operated remotely from the safety of the shelter.
The vehicles are equipped with an integral tail lift for deployment and recovery of the EOD robot and have a standalone generator so the vehicle can operate autonomously.
Marshall has a history of providing engineered vehicle systems including geo-intelligence units, ISR ground stations and a variety of military support vehicle load bed solutions.
Image: The Irish Defence Forces have taken delivery of two additional MAN HX 60 4 x 4 armoured trucks fitted with Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group armoured shelters for their EOD teams deployed in support of UN missions in the Middle East.
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Founded in 1909 as an automobile company in Cambridge, Marshall entered the aviation business in 1929. The Marshall Group, still a privately owned company, is chaired by Alex Dorrian CBE since Sir Michael Marshall moved to the role of President in October 2016. Robert Marshall, the fourth generation of the Marshall family, became Group Chief Executive in 2012.