BAE Systems’ combat engineer vehicle, Terrier has been fitted with a new telescopic investigation arm and the ability to wade through two metre wave surges.
The telescopic investigation arm extends over 8m from the vehicle – one of the longest in the world available for such a vehicle - allowing crews to probe and unearth buried devices from a safe distance.
Additionally, the vehicle can now be exported with a rock hammer, ripper and earth augur – hugely extending its capabilities. The hammer can split rocks and penetrate concrete, while the ripper can tear up roads or runways, preventing their use. The earth augur can drill holes for use in combat engineering.
Terrier will also be able to wade through significantly deeper waters, withstanding up to two metre wave surges. Rory Breen, Export Sales Manager for BAE Systems Land (UK) said: “The greater wading depth and surge protection will make Terrier even better suited for use in coastal or low-lying areas, where it can play an important role in disaster relief as well as combat situations.
“Along with the new telescopic arm and other attachments, Terrier remains the most technologically advanced and flexible combat engineer vehicle in the world. Due to the modular nature of the vehicle, it could also be quickly adapted for a range of other situations, such as clearing paths through jungle or thick foliage.”
Terrier’s existing capabilities include complete remote control from up to 1km away, along with a variety of lifting, grabbing and moving capabilities. Its front loader system can lift weights of up to five tonnes and can shift 300 tonnes of earth per hour.