Barbadian Super Light Weight Roller
The Barbadian Super Light Weight Roller (Barbadian) protects lighter vehicles from the effects of Victim Operated IEDs (VOIEDS) by applying pressure to the ground ahead of the host vehicle to detonate threats before the vehicle and its crew reach them.
The system is generally used where there is a possibility, rather than the probability of the presence of threats on an intended route.
The product is battle proven and is in service with the British Army.
Barbadian is robust and light and comprises two 6-wheel roller gangs to protect the vehicle wheels. The roller wheels are puncture proof and are made from a special wear resistant semi-compliant polyurethane compound.
A steering system can articulate Barbadian right and left to protect the vehicle when negotiating corners.
The stand-off between the roller gang and the vehicle can be extended or retracted depending on operational requirement.
Barbadian 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.