Pearson Engineering Assured Mobility for Armoured Fighting Vehicles

Pearson Engineering

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.

Counter-Mine Ploughs

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.

Excavator Arms

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.

Mine Rollers

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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Local Army Reserves Visit Pearson Engineering

Twenty-one officers and soldiers from 103 Field Squadron, 71 Engineer Regiment visited Pearson Engineering this week.

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Pearson Engineering offers sub-contract full vehicle assembly, integration and test services for tracked, wheeled, light, medium and heavy armoured vehicles, based at the site of manufacture for the current British Army heavy armoured fleet.

Pearson Engineering

Armstrong Works

Scotswood Road

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE15 6UX

United Kingdom

+44 191 234 0001 +44 191 262 0402 LinkedIn YouTube

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Assault Bridging

The Pearson Engineering Bridge Launch Mechanism (BLM) allows Combat Vehicles to lay bridges without permanently changing the vehicle's role.

Combat Dozer Blade (CDB)

The Combat Dozer Blade (CDB) is suitable for heavy-tracked vehicles. It enables vehicles to rapidly move obstacles, creating a clear route for following operations.

Combat Obstacle Moving

The Surface Clearance Device (SCD) can be fitted to allow a vehicle to push through an area where mines or other obstacles are present.

Counter-IED Vehicle Protection

The Pearson Engineering SPARK II is a roller system which provides full width protection to an MRAP vehicle.

Counter-Mine Ploughs

The Full Width Mine Plough (FWMP) clears concealed or buried mines and IEDs found within the path of the full width of the vehicle.

Full Width Mine Plough (FWMP)

The Full Width Mine Plough (FWMP) is a breaching equipment that gives heavy-weight combat vehicles the ability to produce a cleared lane for trafficking by subsequent vehicles.

Light Weight Mine Roller (LWMR)

The Light Weight Mine Roller (LWMR) is designed to protect medium-weight vehicles from mines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

Obstacle Marking System (OMS)

The Obstacle Marking System (OMS) delivers a payload from a vehicle which can be used to mark safe lanes and areas.

Pearson Engineering Route Opening and Clearing Capability (PEROCC)

The Pearson Engineering Route Opening and Clearing Capability (PEROCC) is fully optimised to Counter-IED activity.

Track Width Mine Plough (TWMP)

The Track Width Mine Plough (TWMP) gives an MBT the ability to rapidly force a passage through a mined obstacle by creating a cleared path for its tracks to follow without impeding the operation of the main gun.



Press Release

22 May 2019

Pearson Engineering were proud to sponsor the build of the Royal Armoured Corps Gauntlet.

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25 April 2019

Twenty-one officers and soldiers from 103 Field Squadron, 71 Engineer Regiment visited Pearson Engineering this week.

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2 October 2017

Pearson Engineering has been awarded a contract by General Dynamics European Land Systems - Santa Bárbara Sistemas (GDELS-SBS) to supply and integrate its range of combat engineering and counter-mine equipment for the demo phase of the Spanish MoD VCR 8x8 engineer vehicle.

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18 September 2017

Pearson Engineering has secured its position as market leader in the supply of Counter-IED rollers following a contract award by the US Army Contracting Command.

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4 September 2017

Following a previous fund raising event in support of ABF The Soldiers' Charity, Pearson Engineering has extended its backing to provide sponsorship to a former soldier and survivor of an IED attack who is attempting to climb Everest on behalf of the charity.

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22 August 2017

Training has started for the annual Field Gun Competition in aid of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) with 24 teams from the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and Army aiming for victory at an event culminating on 3 June.

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9 February 2017

Pearson Engineering, providers of combat engineering and mine clearance systems worldwide, had the privilege to brief Minister for Defence Procurement Harriett Baldwin MP on 9 February. This came as part of an NDI event hosted by Pearson Engineering's Managing Director Craig Priday, in his role as Chairman of NDI's advisory board.

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8 June 2016

Pearson Engineering will exhibit on stand J528, Hall 6 at Eurosatory this year in support of a number of key export opportunities.

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19 November 2015

Defence manufacturer Pearson Engineering was delighted to welcome The Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP to the Armstrong Works on Scotswood Road yesterday, during a visit to the North East.

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16 September 2015

Pearson Engineering will display counter-IED, counter-mine, combat earth moving and route proving equipment on stand S8-221, providing the company's largest ever presence at the event.

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31 July 2015

Pearson Engineering is proud to present an updated civil defence variant of the company's successful Super Light Weight Roller, the SLWR.

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3 December 2014

Pearson Engineering has been selected to undertake a structural scanning assessment of the British Army's Challenger 2 tank fleet by inspecting and non-destructive testing (NDT) of up to 60 vehicle hulls.

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15 August 2014

Pearson Engineering has been awarded a contract to deliver further sets of Mine Breaching Equipment, including Full Width Mine Ploughs, Combat Dozer Blades and Lane Marker Systems to the US Army Assault Breacher Vehicle Program.

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5 August 2014

Pearson Engineering is proud to announce that it has been awarded a contract by FFG of Germany to supply Mine Breaching Systems for use on its Wisent II Armoured Engineer Vehicles (AEV).

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Pearson Engineering

Armstrong Works

Scotswood Road

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE15 6UX

United Kingdom

+44 191 234 0001 +44 191 262 0402 LinkedIn YouTube

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