The Pearson Engineering SPARK II is a roller system which provides full width protection to an MRAP vehicle. Hydraulic power is used to transfer a proportion of the weight of the host vehicle onto the roller wheels of the SPARK II in order to generate the push down force necessary to detonate explosive devices. The system is light weight but provides a heavy effect.
Each roller wheel can articulate over undulating terrain and a steering system can articulate SPARK II right and left, protecting the vehicle when negotiating corners. SPARK II also features a variable stand-off function which allows the roller gang linkage to be hydraulically extended at intervals away from the vehicle.
SPARK II may be fitted to a vehicle using a Vehicle Interface Kit. This allows the rapid attach, release and interchange of this piece of equipment.
The Barbadian Super Light Weight Roller operates in much the same way as the SPARK II but is optimised for use on lighter classifications of MRAP vehicle. Roller gangs apply pressure to the ground ahead of the vehicle wheels to provide protection to that vehicle and the roller gangs may be articulated left and right. The roller gangs may also be extended although this is done manually and can be set at a custom stand-off depending on requirement. An additional feature is that the rollers may be hydraulically brought together to negotiate passing though narrow gaps or to accommodate other operational requirements.
Barbadian may be fitted to a vehicle using a Vehicle Interface Kit. This allows the rapid attach, release and interchange of this piece of equipment.
Dismounted Soldier Protection Roller
The Dismounted Soldier Protection Roller clears a path for dismounted soldiers by detonating, exposing or deactivating anti-personnel explosive devices which otherwise may be detonated by human footfall or by command wire.
The Dismounted Soldier Protection Roller is intended for use on remotely operated light weight vehicles with limited towing, pushing or axle load capacity. The DSPR is towed behind the host vehicle exactly as any other trailer. For more information on these products, please see the following websites: