Combat engineering vehicle re-designed for both the battlefield and disaster relief
BAE's Terrier now sports deeper wading ability and telescopic investigation arm.
BAE Systems has unveiled a better equipped version of its Terrier combat engineering vehicle to deal with disaster relief and combat situations. Terrier was designed to provide the British Army with maximum flexibility from a single vehicle, allowing them to reduce their equipment and logistic footprint.
Known as the “Swiss Army Knife” of combat engineering vehicles, Terrier now includes a new telescopic investigation arm, which extends over 8 meters from the vehicle and the ability to wade through two meter wave surges.
“The greater wading depth and surge protection will make Terrier even better suited for use in coastal or low-lying areas, where it can play an important role in disaster relief as well as combat situations,” says Rory Breen, Export Sales Manager for BAE Systems Land (UK).
“Along with the new telescopic arm and other attachments, Terrier remains the most technologically advanced and flexible combat engineer vehicle in the world,” adds Breen. The modular nature of the vehicle allows for it to quickly adapt for a range of situations, such as clearing paths through jungle or thick foliage.
Terrier’s existing capabilities include complete remote control from up to 1 km away, along with a variety of lifting, grabbing and moving capabilities. Its front loader system can lift weights of up to five tons and can shift 300 tons of earth per hour.
The sub-surface mine plough can penetrate to recognized safe depths creating a path free of mines and improvised explosive devices.
The vehicle can also add options such a rock hammer, ripper and earth augur for expanded capabilities. The hammer can split rocks and penetrate concrete, while the ripper can tear up roads or runways, preventing their use. The earth augur can drill holes for use in combat engineering.