Pearson Engineering are pleased to announce the award of a contract for the supply of Mine Breaching Systems for the Leopard based Wisent Armoured Engineer Vehicle for the Danish Armed Forces.
The contract was awarded by the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) via German prime contractor, FFG. The new contract follows the successful deployment of the system into combat operations in Afghanistan where it was used to prepare safe paths through IEDs. Randall Flack, Technical Director at Pearson Engineering said “The new order is testament to Pearson Engineering’s commitment to providing the soldiers of the Danish Armed Forces with the best possible Countermine and Counter IED equipment and serves to strengthen our partnership with Wisent manufacturer FFG.”
The order includes the Full Width Mine Plough, one of Pearson Engineering’s most well established products. It provides combat vehicles with a breaching capability by clearing buried mines or IEDs found within the path of the system. Tines which plough the earth protect the vehicle tracks and a centre section provides full width clearance for following vehicles.
Each battle proven system will be provided with a High Lift Adaptor which allows the Full Width Mine Plough to be quickly attached and released from the vehicle and subsequently the potential of being interchanged with other Pearson Engineering front end equipment. In addition, Magnetic Signature Duplicators which reduce the effectiveness of magnetic influence mines and Obstacle Marking Systems which mark a route which has been cleared by the Full Width Mine Plough have also been provided in order to create a complete and comprehensive vehicle mounted Countermine and Counter IED capability.
Pearson Engineering has provided a number of systems to the Danish Armed Forces including the SPARK II Counter IED roller and is committed to working with them to provide effective tools in the fight against mines and IEDs.