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BAE Systems announces upgrades to engineering vehicle

BAE Sstems' Terrier combat engineering vehicle given enhanced capabilities.
By Richard Tomkins   |   Feb. 12, 2016 at 11:50 AM
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LONDON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- The Terrier combat engineering vehicle by BAE Systems has received been fitted with new technologies and systems.

A new telescopic arm for investigation of suspicious buried items, such as mines and improvised explosive devices, extends more than 26 feet from the vehicle. Modules for the Terrier include the rock hammer, ripper and earth auger.

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It can also move through water with 6.5-foot wave surges.

"Along with the new telescopic arm and other attachments, Terrier remains the most technologically advanced and flexible combat engineer vehicle in the world," said Rory Breen, export sales manager for BAE Systems Land UK. "Due to the modular nature of the vehicle, it could also be quickly adapted for a range of other situations, such as clearing paths through jungle or thick foliage."

BAE Systems said standard capabilities of the vehicle include complete remote control from a distance of as much as about one-half mile and a front loader system that can lift as much as 5.5 tons.

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