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.
The HLA allows the rapid interchange and attachment of a wide range of Pearson Engineering special-to-role equipment, as well as fast release in an emergency using an integral hydraulic jettison system.
The HLA is designed with a lift capability in order to provide a greater front end approach angle, therefore improving vehicle mobility in restricted terrain. Without this capability, the ability of the vehicle to climb and descend banks and to cross gaps may be limited.
The HLA comprises an upper cross shaft (with lock / jettison pins) and lower anchor blocks. No special adjustments are needed to secure the attached equipment once it is in place and the system requires minimal personnel to both fit and operate.
An on-board hydraulic and control system may be supplied as part of the HLA that provides power and control to the special-to-role equipment.
The HLA can be fitted to a wide range of vehicles and is in service with heavy-weight combat vehicles of the US Army, US Marine Corps, Finnish Defence Force and Danish Army.
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