Africa Aerospace & Defence 2016

Clearing the way for peace in Africa [AAD16D1]

14 September 2016

Following initial footsteps in Africa in 2015, Pearson Engineering (Hangar 3, Stand CW18) further demonstrated the company’s commitment to supporting peacekeeping missions in Africa during a recent trade mission organised by the UK Government’s Department of International Trade.

International sales and marketing manager Richard Beatson visited to present Pearson Engineering’s Counter- Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) capability. The presentation demonstrated Pearson Engineering’s capabilities to counter those who use explosive threats to protect criminal activity and to hinder peacekeeping efforts.

Pearson Engineering’s Super Light Weight Roller (SLWR) has been designed specifically to counter the threats faced in Africa and has direct technical lineage from the company’s family of roller products, which were supplied in their thousands to coalition armed forces for use in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The SLWR is lightweight, easy to maintain and optimised for use with the continent’s indigenous Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles. The roller applies a downward pressure to the earth, which replicates the impact on the ground of the passing vehicle. The roller is placed sufficiently ahead of the vehicle to safely detonate pressure-fused IEDs ahead of the vehicle. The roller can be provided with other sensors and disruptors to provide a comprehensive route proving and clearance package.

Other features are included, which enhance mobility and tactical advantage.

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