Sopra Steria finds UK citizens want more secu... » London: Sopra Steria has revealed that UK citizens are keener than ever to use digital public servic... World’s top education experts to answer key q... » Education experts, Edtech entrepreneurs and an assortment of thinkers, analysts and administrators f... HAUD gives more value through its Traffic Audit ... » Singapore: HAUD has now established itself as a market leading SMS firewall provider, and through ex... 365squared launches 365analytics » Macau, China: 365squared introduced 365analytics to its portfolio of services. 365analytics is a rea... Checkpoint Systems deploys its EAS Solutions at ... » Checkpoint Systems has announced its partnership in implementing EAS pedestals and deactivation syst... Evander Direct wins commendation for uPVC window... » Evander Direct have been commended for their innovative uPVC cleaning process that dramatically help... Electrical Industries Charity to benefit from pr... » Thousands of pounds are set to be raised for good causes in the electrotechnical industry at the upc... Secure I.T. Environments achieves new internatio... » Data Centre World, London: Secure I.T. Environments Ltd has announced that it has achieved new inter... OKI upgrades wide format with new Teriostar Multif... » Egham: OKI Europe Ltd has launched two new wide format Teriostar multifunction printers designed to ... BSIA members push aggressively for cyber-security ... » BSIA members have pledged to lead the way in cyber-security education, Vigilance can report.

CLICK HERE TO

Advertise with Vigilance

Got News?

Got news for Vigilance?

Have you got news/articles for us? We welcome news stories and articles from security experts, intelligence analysts, industry players, security correspondents in the main stream media and our numerous readers across the globe.

READ MORE

Defence and Security Strategy

SOURCE: MoD
Source: MoD

The British Army has taken delivery of its newest and most advanced engineering vehicle, known as Terrier, Vigilance can report.

 

The armoured digger gives the Royal Engineers a state of the art capability that can be used to carry out a variety of tasks both in the UK and on future operations.

Despite weighing 30 tonnes, Terrier is an agile and versatile piece of equipment that can reach speeds of almost 50 mph. It is fitted with five onboard cameras and thermal imaging technology, providing soldiers with a 360 degree surveillance capability that can be used day and night. The technology used in Terrier is so advanced that the vehicle can be operated by remote control enabling soldiers to clear routes from a safe distance.

Able to transport up to 5,000kg of material, Terrier has a range of interchangeable equipment such as a forklift and rock hammer that makes it highly adaptable. The vehicle can also be equipped with a 7.62mm General Purpose Machine Gun and smoke grenade launchers for use in combat.

The Army will receive 60 Terriers, as part of a £360m project with BAE Systems, who have designed and built the vehicle in theUK.

Pictures released today show the vehicle being put through its paces by soldiers from the Defence Armoured Vehicle Centre in Bovington, Dorset.

Warrant Officer Steve Cahill, Royal Engineers, who has trialled Terrier said:“The Terrier is a world leading engineer support and combat vehicle, which can dig holes, lift objects and drill into the ground or shatter concrete. All whilst being controlled remotely and providing armoured protection, top cover and smoke shields to our troops.

“Very much in line with the ethos of The Corps of Royal Engineers, Terrier is a versatile vehicle capable of taking on a variety of tasks.”

Head of the British Army, General Sir Peter Wall, Chief of the General Staff, said: “The Terrier armoured digger is excellent news for the Army. Its versatility will pay huge dividends on the battlefields of the future. We could not be happier with this new Armoured Engineer capability.”

Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology, Philip Dunne said: “The Terrier Vehicle is a great example of the contribution that the British Defence industry makes to our Armed Forces.  Designed and built in the UK by BAE Systems, it will provide technological advances for our troops with a more robust and versatile engineering capability.”