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Three members of 39th Regiment Royal Artillery escaped unscathed when their Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) vehicle recently detonated a large anti-tank mine in Helmand province. The blast blew off the vehicle's left-side track, separated three wheels from their axles and ripped off the bar armour. Shock absorbers and armour sponson plates were also damaged. However, the crew survived without a scratch thanks to improved ballistic and mine protection which included underbody armour and better protected seats in the cab, fitted to the system over the last year as part of an Urgent Operational Requirement. The upgrades have been fitted on all operationally-deployed GMLRS launchers, and this weapon system is proving extremely successful in the battle against the insurgents with its ability to fire a precision guided rocket up to 70km.Three members of 39th Regiment Royal Artillery of the British army escaped unscathed when their Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) vehicle recently detonated a large anti-tank mine in Helmand province, Afghanistan. The blast blew off the vehicle's left-side track, separated three wheels from their axles and ripped off the bar armour.

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