Full Width Mine Plough
The Full Width Mine Plough (FWMP) 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. This product is battle proven and is in service with, amongst others, the British Army, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Marine Corps and the Finnish, Danish, Dutch and Swedish Armed Forces. The blast resistant system comprises three main parts; two 9-tine track width blades to protect vehicle tracks and a central 5-tine vee blade to provide full width clearance. Fold out blade extensions to each side of the system ensure that mines are pushed well beyond the width of the cleared lane. Ploughing depth is controlled by plough skids which remain in contact with the ground at all times. The system works well in a wide range of soil conditions and ground undulations. The FWMP can be fitted using a common interface kit which allows the task equipment to be quickly and easily interchanged and jettisoned increasing the operational capability of the host vehicle.