SOFEX 2016

MineWolf finds a new lair [SOFEX16D2]

11 May 2016

Pearson Engineering (Hall 1, Stand A141) has expanded its range of combat engineering and counter-mobility products with the acquisition of the intellectual property (IP), designs and assets of the MineWolf Systems businesses in Germany and Switzerland.

This product range is now being transferred to the main Pearson Engineering Armstrong Works at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, which was previously operated by BAE Systems Combat Vehicles UK.

According to Craig Priday, managing director of Pearson Engineering, “ The acquisition of MineWolf product IP and assets continues our tradition of investing in mine and countermine and counter-IED solutions, both for the combat engineer and humanitarian demining. We look forward to taking our new product range forward and to supporting the needs of MineWolf customers worldwide.“

Pearson has already supplied a number of customers in the Middle East with front-end equipment for main battle tanks as well as more specialised combat engineer vehicles. A recent customer is Qatar with its six FFG Wisent 2 Support Vehicles based on a Leopard 2 tank platform, for which Pearson is supplying 11 mission kits consisting of three armoured recovery vehicles, four armoured engineer vehicles and four mine eld breaching systems.

The United Arab Emirates have also ordered an undisclosed quantity of Wisent 2.

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