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.