Modern vehicles of the Irish Army
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|Armoured fighting vehicle|
|Mowag Piranha IIIH||Switzerland||Armoured Personnel Carrier||80||* 45 APC's armed with 12.7mm machine gun & co-ax 7.62mm machine gun
* 8 Command Vehicles armed with 12.7mm machine gun & co-ax 7.62mm machine gun
* 2 Ambulances
* 1 Recovery Vehicle
* 18 Close Reconnaissance Vehicles armed with the 12.7mm machine gun or 40mm grenade machine gun in a Kongsberg Protector
* 6 Medium Reconnaissance Vehicles armed with Oto Melara 30mm autocannon
(9 APC's were converted to CRV's in 2014-2015)
|RG-32M Light Tactical Armoured Vehicle (LTAV)||South Africa||Light Tactical Vehicle||27||Armed with pintle mounted 7.62mm machine gun or Kongsberg Protector RWS with the 12.7mm machine gun or 40mm grenade machine gun.|
|Scorpion CRV(T)||United Kingdom||Reconnaissance vehicle||6 (14)||Armed with 1x76mm gun, co-ax 7.62mm machine gun and 7.62mm anti-air machine gun. Only 6 actually serviceable.|
|General service vehicle|
|Mitsubishi Pajero||Japan||Off-road vehicle|
|Nissan Patrol||Japan||Off-road vehicle|
|Land Rover Defender||United Kingdom||Off-road vehicle||Field ambulances and funeral gun carriage tractor.|
|Ford Ranger||United States||Off-road vehicle|
|Isuzu D-Max||Japan||Off-road vehicle|
|Troop carrying vehicle|
|Scania R 420 6x6||Sweden||Troop carrying vehicle|
|Iveco EuroCargo 4x4||Italy||Troop carrying vehicle|
|Mercedes-Benz 1117 4x4||Germany||Troop carrying vehicle||60|
|Leyland DAF T244 4x4||United Kingdom||Artillery gun tractor and Troop carrying vehicle||55|
|Ford Transit Minibus||United States||Minibus|
|Scania P124CB 8x8 DROPS||Sweden||DROPS truck|
|Iveco Astra M320.42 W BAD 8x8 DROPS||Italy||DROPS truck||One fitted with a EKALIFT 2500 recovery body.|
|Mowag Duro III||Switzerland||Explosive Ordnance Disposal vehicle||Armoured and unarmoured variants|
|Bandvagn 206||Sweden||Air defence support role||7||Fitted with GIRAFFE Mk IV radars|
|ACMAT VLRA||France||Long range special reconnaissance||3||Used by Army Ranger Wing|
|Ford F350 SRV||United States||RECCE vehicle||12||Used by Army Ranger Wing|
|Aardvark MK4||United Kingdom||Mine flail|
|DOK-ING MV-4||Croatia||Remote mine flail||2||Tracked remote control mini flail|
|EOD Duro II||Switzerland||Tactical military lorry|
|Unmanned aerial vehicle|
|Aeronautics Orbiter UAV||Israel||Miniature UAV||3 (6)||Used by Artillery Corps. Two systems were acquired in 2006 each system has 3 Orbiter UAV's. Two were destroyed in crashes and one was lost and never recovered.|
|Sisu XA-180||Finland||Armoured Personnel Carrier||2||Retired 2012|
Defence Forces aircraft
- Note: All Irish Aircraft are operated by the Irish Air Corps. Main article: List of aircraft of the Irish Air Corps
|CASA CN-235||Spain||maritime patrol||MPA 100||2|
|Learjet 45||United States||VIP / air ambulance||1|
|Britten-Norman Defender||United Kingdom||police air support||Defender 4000||1||flown for the Garda Air Support Unit (GASU) |
|Cessna Reims FR172 H||France||surveillance / utility||5||based on the Cessna 172|
|Eurocopter EC135||France||utility||EC135 P2+/T2||4||two P2+s are flown for military purposes, with two T2s for the GASU|
|Pilatus PC-9||Switzerland||advanced trainer / CAS||PC-9M||7||armament option include heavy machine gun or rocket pods.|
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