Surface Clearance Device
The Surface Clearance Device (SCD) clears surface laid mines and threats found within the path of the full width of the vehicle, from roads, tracks and rough terrain to produce a cleared route for follow-on vehicles. Independent segments of a full width blade follow the ground contours to move threats wide and clear of the vehicle.
The product is battle proven and is in service with, amongst others, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Air Force and the Swiss, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian and Chilean Armed Forces.
There are two versions of the SCD; a Vee-blade optimised for clearing routes and a straight angle-blade which is optimised for clearing areas.
The robust system comprises easily and rapidly replaceable blade segments to ensure operation ability, even after a blast.
The SCD can be fitted using a Pearson Engineering interface kit which allows the task equipment to be quickly and easily interchanged and jettisoned increasing the operational capability of the host vehicle.