BAE Systems’ Combat Engineer Vehicle, Terrier, on display at DSEI 2013
LONDON. BAE Systems has announced the Terrier Combat Engineer Vehicle (CEV) is on display at the Defence Security and Equipment International (DSEI) 2013 conference in London, UK this week, Sept 10-13. The Terrier CEV can reach speeds up to 70 kph (40 mph) and includes applications such as counter-mobility (digging of anti-tank ditches and other obstacles), mobility support (obstacle and route clearance), and survivability (digging of trenches).
The Terrier CEV incorporates computers that manage the automotive and combat engineer systems respectively, allowing electronic signals sent by the vehicle’s computers to perform functions. Physical connections are maintained between the driver and the essential automotive systems for safety and survivability purposes, but the vehicle is capable of being fully controlled by the commander’s controls through the drive-by-wire systems.
The Terrier CEV can be controlled via wireless remote control from up to 1 km (.6 miles) away. The front loader and the excavator arm hydraulic systems are fully controlled through the databus.
“With Terrier making its first ever appearance at an international defence exhibition, we anticipate plenty of interest from international markets and customers keen to see the benefits of the most up to date technological advancements in armoured vehicle technology,” says David Bond, Managing Director of Combat Vehicles.
An order for 60 vehicles will be delivered to the British Army.