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Pearson Engineering is a supplier of Counter-IED, Counter-Mine, Combat Earth Moving and Assault Bridging equipment for Armoured Fighting Vehicles.
Pearson Engineering provides 'Assured Mobility' to Combat Operations by supplying vehicle attachments which can be quickly and easily attached, released and interchanged.
Pearson Engineering products include Mine Ploughs, Combat Dozer Blades, Earth Anchor Blades, Excavator Arms, Bridge Launch Mechanisms, Mine Rollers, Surface Clearance Devices, Obstacle Marker Systems, IED Route Clearance Equipment and Vehicle Control Systems.
Our products are designed to breach mine fields or to protect the host vehicle and those travelling within it or to ensure safe and clear mobility across a variety of landscapes, be it in combating obstacles or bridging gaps. They are battle proven and have undergone extensive field tests to ensure their suitability to operations.
Our field support representatives provide customers with a reliable, flexible and responsive service. Pearson Engineering currently provides worldwide 24hr, seven days a week on-call assistance in support of its military equipment and systems.
Our facilities in Newcastle upon Tyne include the iconic Armstrong Works and a design and prototyping facility in the city suburbs. These unrivalled facilities give us an immediate on-site dedicated machining, fabrication and assembly capability for the rapid prototyping and production of defence material.
Pearson Engineering has developed two types of Mine Plough for mine clearance. The Full Width Mine Plough provides the ability to produce a safe and mine-free cleared lane for following vehicles. It clears concealed or buried mines found within the path of the full width of the vehicle, by bringing them to the surface and moving them wide and clear of the vehicle. The Track Width Mine Plough uses the same concept to provide vehicle self-protection. It uses two sets of tines to create a cleared path for its tracks to follow.
Combat Dozer Blades
The Combat Dozer Blade enables vehicles to rapidly move obstacles, creating a clear route for following operations; it is suitable for moving earth, rubble and obstacles, to fill ditches.
Earth Anchor Blades
The Earth Anchor Blade attaches to the front of the vehicle and holds it static in order to provide a platform for recovery operations in a wide range of ground conditions. It is engineered to withstand anchoring forces and maintains the centre of gravity close to the vehicle structure to ensure stability.
The Excavator Arm enables a vehicle to dig, demolish, remove obstacles and fill trenches to create a clear route. The system comprises a boom, arm and bucket and a stabilising dozer blade. It is a self-contained product which includes its own engine, batteries and fuel system.
Bridge Launch Mechanisms
The Bridge Launch Mechanism enables a wide range of combat vehicles to launch and recover assault bridging in less than two minutes from under armour without permanently changing the role of the host vehicle. The Bridge Launch Mechanism is fitted to the front of the vehicle and allows the bridge to be stowed, launched and recovered using a single system. The system is lightweight and is designed to minimise the impact on vehicle mobility.
Pearson Engineering has developed a range of Mine Rollers, each optimised for use on heavy tracked, medium tracked, medium wheeled or MRAP vehicles. They work by applying pressure to the ground ahead of the host vehicle to detonate mines and IEDs before the vehicle and its crew reach them. Pearson Engineering rollers can be used for self-protection or proofing.The roller range includes the Self Protection Combat Roller, Light Weight Proofing Roller, Light Weight Mine Roller, SPARK II and Super Light Weight Roller.
Surface Clearance Devices
There are two types of Surface Clearance Device; one is optimised with a V-blade and one with an angled blade. The V-blade is designed to move surface laid mines and ordnance from roads, tracks and rough terrain to provide a cleared route or area and the angled blade is used to clear obstacles from a route. Individual segments of a full width blade follow the ground contours to move threats.
Obstacle Marker System
The Obstacle Marker System fires a payload from a vehicle into the ground to mark safe routes or areas. The system is mounted onto the vehicle and it fires marker poles into the ground at controlled intervals. The Obstacle Marker System gives a host vehicle the ability to clearly mark out hazardous areas such as the edges of a minefield breached lane.
Pearson Engineering Route Opening and Clearing Capability
PEROCC is the Pearson Engineering Route Opening and Clearing Capability. It is a single-platform solution to the requirements of counter-IED activity through the application of a suite of tools to a chassis. PEROCC is based on a commercially available pivot steer loader and comprises configurable counter-IED tools which are capable of detecting, exploring and pre-detonating threats from under armour without the need to dismount.
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Heavy Tracked Vehicles The High Lift Adaptor (HLA) is a special-to-role equipment common interface system that provides better approach angles for heavy-weight combat vehicles and enables hydraulic connection and release.