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.
- Clears surface laid mines and ordnance from the full width of the vehicle
- Vee Blade optimised for clearing routes
- Angle Blade optimised for clearing areas
- Proven to operate on a wide range of terrain
- Robust and compact design
- Low maintenance with replaceable blade segments
- Can be supplied at a width to suit the host vehicle
- Battle proven and blast resistant
A SCD(H) has two operating positions; stowed for cross-country travel and deployed for clearance operations. A hydraulic lift cylinder stows and deploys the SCD(H) blade.
Hydraulic power is provided by an in-built electrohydraulic power system if the SCD(H) is fitted directly to a vehicle, or from an on-board hydraulic system that can be provided as part of a Pearson Engineering Common Interface System.
A SCD(H) is controlled from a Multipurpose Control Unit (MCU) mounted within easy reach of the vehicle driver.
For ease of transportation, the outer sections of a SCD(H) blade can be manually rotated into a transport position, narrowing the SCD(H) to less than the host vehicle width.
The SCD(H) can be rapidly attached to or detached from the vehicle and interchanged with other Special to Role equipment by the vehicle crew.
The SCD(H) can be fitted with a Full Width Mine Disrupter System (FWMDS) which is designed to tumble and detonate any tilt mines encountered, increasing overall protection and maximising operational efficiency. An optional Magnetic System Duplicator (MSD) can be fitted to help protect the equipment from the effect of magnetic influence fused mines.
A purpose built Transportation Pallet facilitates both storage and transportation and is capable of fitting into either an ISO container or onto a DROPS pallet.
The SCD(H) can be fitted and removed in 15 minutes by the vehicle crew without the aid of lifting equipment