The British Army’s 32t BAE Systems Land (UK) Terrier armoured tracked multirole engineer vehicle has been fitted with new technologies and systems. The updated vehicle offers a new telescopic investigation arm and the ability to wade through two metre wave surges.
The telescopic investigation arm extends over 8m from the vehicle allowing crews to probe and unearth buried devices from a safe distance. Additionally, the vehicle can now be exported with a rock hammer, ripper and earth augur. 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.
A recently trialled sub-surface mine plough can penetrate to recognised safe depths while travelling at up to 15km/h, quickly creating a path free of mines and improvised explosive devices.
The vehicle is interoperable with BAE Systems’ Python rocket propelled minefield breaching system – which can instantly clear a 200m-long path through minefields using an explosive-filled hose.
Terrier vehicle is in service with the British Army since 2013,