Track Width Mine Plough
The Track Width Mine Plough (TWMP) is designed to provide vehicle self protection by clearing concealed or buried mines and IEDs by bringing them to the surface and moving them wide and clear of the vehicle. This produces a safe and mine free track width cleared lane in front of the vehicle.
This product is battle proven and is in service with, amongst others, the British Army, the Indian Army and the Singaporean Army.
The TWMP has been designed to compactly stow on a MBT. The approach angle has been maximised without impeding the operation of the gun even when fully depressed.
The blast resistant system comprises two 4-tine track width blades to protect vehicle tracks. Fold out blade extensions to each side of the system ensure that mines are pushed well beyond the width of the cleared tracks.
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 TWMP 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.