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Specially Adapted Mastiff 2 Part of the Talisman Suite of Vehicles

A specially adapted Mastiff 2 vehicle which comprises part of the newly announced Talisman suite of vehicles designed for operations in Afghanistan.


Talisman is the latest weapon to help counter the threat posed by Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and mines.


The suite of vehicles to be operated by the Royal Engineers clears routes of IEDs and mines. It was bought as an Urgent Operational Requirement (UOR) worth more than £180M.


Each Talisman system consists of:


•A Mastiff Protected Patrol Vehicle

•A Buffalo Mine Protected Vehicle with a rummaging arm

•A JCB High Mobility Engineer Excavator

•A T-Hawk Micro Air Vehicle

•Talon tracked Remote Control Vehicle


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Photographer: Andrew Linnett

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Taken on June 23, 2010