UK: Next generation vehicle for EOD soldiers announced

The new GASKET 3 bomb disposal vehicle’s Initial Operating Capability (IOC) was announced this week, following extensive consultations with the soldiers who will be using the new vehicle.

GASKET 3 deployed on its first operational tasking on Tuesday 20 September supporting Staffordshire police, with soldiers disposing of a recovered hand-grenade.

The vehicle is the final addition to the GASKET fleet, part of a £60 million project that sees a range of 300 new vehicles from first response vehicles to a new 4X4 medium scale vehicle.

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Source: U.K. MoD