Pearson Engineering’s latest mine plough development, VECTOR, was dynamically demonstrated with Boxer at a recent Royal Engineer capability day.
VECTOR is a specially designed minefield breaching capability for lightweight combat forces that has its roots and fundamental design principles firmly in Pearson Engineering’s three decades of mine plough design. The product, designed primarily for use with wheeled vehicles, was developed in advance of trials with the Spanish Army for use with the VCR Dragón whose mission set requires independent manoeuvre across the battlefield.
Integration of VECTOR with Boxer at the Royal Engineer capability day represents the second instance of enhancing the platform’s battlefield capability following the successful integration of Pearson Engineering’s Bridge Launch Mechanism in the Netherlands.
Both pieces of equipment can be integrated via a Pearson Engineering vehicle integration kit, allowing rapid fit, operation, jettison and interchange of Front-End Equipment. It is an approach that Pearson Engineering calls ‘Scalable Battlefield Mobility’ in a nod to the broadened options provided to Commanders through a highly adaptable and agile approach to capability integration.
Development of VECTOR, and its successful integrations with host platforms this year, follows Pearson Engineering’s latest efforts to provide fighting vehicles, and other combat vehicles, with much needed self-protection and mobility capability.