British company Pearson Engineering Limited will deliver mine breaching equipment for the KCEV (Korea Combat Engineer Vehicle) heavy tracked engineer vehicle being developed.
The vehicle development programme will see the acquisition of initial sets of FWMP (Full Width Mine Plough) systems and associated equipment.
Each KCEV will also include the integration of the British company’s Lane Marking System, Magnetic Signature Duplicator System and High Lift Adaptor. Pearson Engineering Limited will also support the contract with spare parts, field support and special tools and test equipment.
The development of the KCEV is slated to achieve acceptance in 2017 with significant production deliveries starting in 2018.
The FWMP system clears concealed or buried mines and IEDs found within the path of the full width of the vehicle, by bringing them to the surface and moving them wide and clear of the vehicle. This produces a safe and mine free cleared lane for following vehicles.