UK Company Supplying Demining Equipment to Ukraine

Pearson Engineering will provide multi-purpose vehicle interfaces, enabling Ukrainian armored vehicles to integrate self-protection mine ploughs, contributed by the British Army and refurbished by Pearson By Joseph Macey / 08 Apr 2024
UK Company Supplying Demining Equipment to Ukraine
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Pearson Engineering will provide equipment to the Ukrainian Armed Forces to defeat mines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

The contract from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) includes the supply of multi-purpose vehicle interfaces that will allow armored vehicles already in Ukraine to accept self-protection mine ploughs which have been gifted by the British Army and refurbished by Pearson.

The vehicle interfaces will allow Ukraine’s armored vehicle fleet to not only use mine ploughs to clear safe routes, but also to accept a wide range of other types of ground engaging equipment, should it be needed, to defeat other types of natural and deliberate obstacles.

Remotely controlled mine clearance vehicles called MW370 have also been provided to defeat ordnance and to create safe routes across large stretches of civilian land, as well as Barbadian Mine Rollers designed to protect against pressure-fused mines and IEDs.

Equipment has been provided with comprehensive spares and sustainment packages to ensure it can support the lives and assets of Ukrainian Armed Forces whilst in conflict.

Ian Bell, Group Chief Executive Officer at Pearson Engineering said: “Design and delivery of this type of lifesaving equipment is at the heart of Pearson Engineering’s operations.

“We have supplied more than 3,000 mine ploughs of various types around the world, and we continually invest to ensure that we can defeat modern threats as they evolve.

“We are trusted by international Armed Forces and we are committed to continuing to defeat battlefield obstacles to keep soldiers safe.”

Maj Gen Anna-Lee Reilly, head of Strategic Capability, Engagement and Operations at DE&S, said; “We continue to work collaboratively with our industrial partners to ensure that Ukraine has the mine clearance and explosive ordnance disposal capabilities it needs, both for the current battle, but also in the interests of a safer and more secure environment for the people of Ukraine in the longer term.”

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