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Secret customer orders Pearson’s Slice interface for tanks and engineering vehicles

1st June 2023 - 17:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team in London


Under the contract, the undisclosed customer will receive an array of Pearson Engineering front-end equipment. (Photo: Pearson Engineering)

An undisclosed customer has contracted Pearson Engineering to provide a suite of front-end equipment - including the Slice interface – for its tank and combat engineering vehicle programmes.

Under the award, end-users will receive the Slice interface, general-purpose blade and self-protection mine plough.

Slice is a plug-and-play interface design to allow armoured vehicles to integrate front-end equipment without affecting lethality, mobility or survivability.

Pearson Engineering BD director Richard Beatson said: ‘This collaboration will not only benefit the end-user, but also the future users of the same platform.

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‘Through partnership and collaboration, this host vehicle will now be ready to accept Slice as standard, providing opportunity for future end-users to integrate front-end equipment quickly and easily whenever it is needed.’

Slice is designed to meet the characteristics of the host platform and is integrated without modification to the vehicle.

Under the contract, the customer will receive the Pearson Engineering vehicle interface kit, general purpose blade, route-opening mine plough, surface clearance device, route-proving roller, excavator manipulator arm with bucket and claw, and magnetic signature duplicator for its heavy tracked engineering vehicles.

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