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Clearing the way: Mine ploughs for Ukraine

25th January 2023 - 18:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The route opening mine plough, pictured above, is often deployed together with an obstacle clearance system and Magnetic Signature Duplicator from Pearson Engineering. (Photo: Pearson Engineering)

The German federal government will supply route-opening mine ploughs developed by Flensburger Fahrzeugbau Gesellschaft (FFG) and Pearson Engineering to Ukraine.

The Full Width Mine Ploughs, developed by Pearson Engineering, will be integrated with Wisent 1 vehicles, from FFG, to be delivered to the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

The efficiency of pairing the front-end equipment with Wisent 1 has been proven in service most notably with the Danish Armed Forces.

The equipment will be delivered to Ukraine within 2023 under an Urgent Operational Requirements framework.

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The mine plough is designed to provide combat vehicles with minefield breaching capability by displacing buried pressure-fused mines to create a path for ground forces.

The ploughs have been integrated with a wide range of combat vehicles, including VECTOR, a self-protection variant designed for use with wheeled vehicles with comparably low traction.

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