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Eurosatory 2022: Pearson unveils VECTOR minefield breaching capability

13th June 2022 - 15:00 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in Paris

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VECTOR is optimised to be pushed by wheeled vehicles. (Photo: Norbert Neumann)

The new lightweight countermine system allows wheeled vehicles to move through mined fields in combat independently.

Pearson Engineering showcased its latest mine plough development, VECTOR, on 13 June during the Eurosatory defence exhibition in Paris.

VECTOR can provide lightweight combat forces with the ability to move through minefields independently. The mine plough weighs 1.2-1.5t depending on its configuration, and it is optimised to be pushed by wheeled vehicles.  

Pearsons recently trialled the equipment with the Spanish Army’s VCR 8x8 Dragon. The mission set included independent manoeuvre for the vehicle across the battlefield.

Moving around an area, as opposed to driving through potential mine threats, can significantly slow down ground operations. 

‘We've seen in recent years that there's

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