Tag IED

Abacot

A nice picture, courtesy of 21 Engineer regiment Royal Engineers The caption After arriving in Afghanistan and completing the familiarisation package, I was ready to get settled in and acclimatised to life on tour. During week two I was fortunate…

Panama City Rollers

No, not some dodgy 70’s rock band but the IED pre-detonating rollers used in Afghanistan, usually mounted on a Mastiff armoured vehicle.   Many people think these are the Self Protection Adaptive Roller Kit (SPARK) as used by the US Army but…

Talisman on Operations

JCB High Mobility Engineering Excavator HMEE Talisman Royal Engineers
In our earlier posts on the subject we have lamented the timeliness of the Counter IED programme called Talisman and and asked if it is too little too late. The MoD has now released some more information on the work it is supporting in…

Flails and the Pookie

Commenters and my blogging contemporary at Defence of the Realm, Dr Richard North, mentioned some interesting information that I thought worth exploring as a follow up to the Talisman post. A bit more background on these subjects then… Flails Most…

Is Talisman Too Little Too Late?

I have held off posting anything on current IED equipment for obvious reasons, but now that the UK’s Counter Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) capability, known as TALISIMAN, has made its public debut at the Defence Vehicle Dynamics show, I thought…

Makes a change from a Vallon

Trojan
As part of Operation MOSHTARAK the Royal Engineers have deployed an explosive clearance system called Python, towed behind the Challenger derived Trojan Armoured Vehicle Royal Engineers (AVRE). Clearing mines and IED’s in front of vehicle or foot patrols, called ‘Op…