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Armed Forces - a8a3.1 - Royal Engineers - Terrier

THE ROYAL ENGINEERS

TERRIER ENGINEER SUPPORT VEHICLE

The Terrier manufactured by BAe Systems is a lightly armoured highly mobile, general support engineer vehicle optimised for battlefield preparation in the indirect fire zone.

Terrier is an armoured, highly mobile, general support engineer vehicle optimised for battlefield support by providing mobility support (obstacle and route clearance), counter-mobility (digging of anti-tank ditches and creating other earthworks/obstacles) and survivability (digging of trenches and Armoured Fighting Vehicle slots).

Terrier will be operated by a crew of two and has a remote control capability in particularly hazardous environments. The vehicle is able to tow the AVRE trailer carrying midi fascines, Cl 70 trackway or general stores. It is also capable of towing and firing the Python minefield beaching system.

The vehicle can also be fitted with an array of ancillaries including the Surface Clearance Device for the clearance of scatterable mines, earth orger, rippers and hammers. Terrier will also be able to launch single midi fascines in order to breach shot gaps and therefore establish routes while keeping pace with other armoured vehicles such as the Challenger 2 MBT, Warrior ICV and its sister Combat Engineer Vehicles Titan and Trojan.

Terrier will be fitted with day and night vision systems and will be air-portable in An-124, C17 or A400M transport aircraft. 60 vehicles have been ordered in a contract that over the life of the Terrier programme is believed to be worth some 700 million.

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