Three letters send a chill through the spine of any soldier serving in Afghanistan – IED.
They stand for improvised explosive device, the military term for the deadly roadside bombs that are set by Taliban insurgents and are the No.1 killer of troops in the country.
The Australian-developed Bushmaster armoured vehicle has served with distinction in Iraq and Afghanistan, saving scores of lives.
Plenty have been blown up, some catastrophically, but no soldier has ever died in a Bushmaster. (more…)