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Redwing program continues to deliver life-saving technology to Afghanistan

31 March 2020
Media Release

Defence, in collaboration with Australian industry, will manufacture and deliver more than 15,000 lifesaving SILVERSHIELD units to the Afghanistan National Defense and Security Forces this year.

SILVERSHIELD is the latest evolution in vehicle-mounted systems being developed under the REDWING program, which provides protection against radio-controlled improvised explosive devices.

Minister for Defence, the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said this capability would empower the Afghan National Defence and Security Forces to operate confidently in a high-threat environment.

Read the full media release on the Department of Defence Ministers website. 


Nicky Hamer (Minister Reynolds' Office): +61 437 989 927
Kenny Ang (Minister Reynolds' Office): +61 437 111 470