Sunday, 21 February 2010

BAe's Terrier unleashed

Production has started at BAe Systems' plant in Newcastle on the prototype Terrier engineer vehicle. 60 Terriers were ordered for the Army last March in a £300million contract which also secured 650 British jobs.

The Terriers will fulfil a variety of roles for the Army: obstacle and mine clearance, digging-in equipment and troops, route opening and maintenance, and general engineer tasks.

Lessons learnt from production of the Titan, Trojan and Panther, particularly with regards to blast protection, have been built into the design of this latest dog of war.

Reliability has been another key in-built feature of the Terrier. Earlier trials have convinced the MoD that the Terrier will meet the exacting reliability levels prescribed for the vehicle which are over and above those of Armoured Fighting Vehicles currently in service with the Army.

BAe Systems: TERRIER Engineer vehicle passes two key milestones