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Designated the Exploder, DC, Electronic, Handheld, L3A2, but commonly known as the 'Shrike', this exploder is the standard-issue initiating system used by UK forces.

Each unit is supplied with a pair of Tools, Fault locating, Load circuit, L23A1, which are insulation-piercing prickers used to locate faults in the firing lines.

An integral test function is included. The capacitor-discharge output may be directed to any one of the four pairs of firing cable connections.

The rechargeable Ni-Cd batteries are supplied separately and to order only.

Packaging: Single.

Trade price: (Pounds Sterling)
Exploder only (Good used condition, fully functioning) 260 per set.
Carrying case with pair of prickers (Good used condition) 60 per set.
24 Volt Battery charger with case (New and unissued) 30 each. Ni-Cd battery (New) 140 each.

Stock level: Out of stock. Unlikely to be replaced.

Control Status: Not controlled, but supplied to legitimate, explosives-certified users only. An end user certificate is required from overseas clients.