Pearson Engineering (Hall 6, Stand J528) has announced at Eurosatory that in conjunction with Bharat Earth Moving Limited (BEML) it has been awarded a contract for 41 complete sets of the Surface Mine Clearance System (SMCS) for the Indian Army. Deliveries will commence late in 2016 and the Indian Army will install these on some of its Russian BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs), known in Indian Army service as the Sarath.
The UK company’s international sales and marketing manager Richard Beatson said: “The winning and award of this contract demonstrates Pearson Engineering’s commitment to business in India and our intent to work with local Indian industry in order to play our part in the important ‘Make in India’ programme.”
Earlier this year, Pearson purchased the assets of MineWolf IP and all of the jigs and tools have now been transferred to its Armstrong Works at Newcastle-upon- Tyne, which was originally owned by Vickers Defence Systems. A dedicated MineWolf team has now been established to support existing customers worldwide with their equipment and spares requirements.
At Eurosatory, Pearson Engineering is showing the MineWolf MW50 system in the counter-improvised explosive device (C-IED) configuration, which can be operated by remote control from up to 1,000m away.