UK firm supplies Track Width Mine Ploughs to India
Pearson Engineering to supply 1500 Track Width Mine Ploughs to Indian Army
Posted on 25 Jan 2021 and read 996 times
Newcastle upon Tyne-based www.pearson-eng.com
Pearson Engineering has signed a contract to supply over 1,500 Track Width Mine Ploughs (TWMP) to the Indian Ministry of Defence. The order, which will see the Pearson plough integrated with the T-90 S/SK tank, will be delivered in partnership with Bengaluru-based www.bemlindia.in
With previous experience in integrating counter-mine capabilities with the T-72, T-90, Arjun Mk1 Main Battle Tank and BMP-2 armoured vehicles, Pearson Engineering is proud to be a current supplier to the Indian Army.
Mr Richard Beatson, Pearson Engineering business development director, said: “We are delighted to have received this important order alongside our partners at BEML. Having been committed to developing capability for India for many years, we look forward to further developing our relationships, both with the end-user and Indian industry.”
The track width mine plough will enable the Indian Army’s T-90 tanks to move through mined areas, while remaining highly mobile. Pearson Engineering has a long heritage in the supply and integration of mine ploughs to armed forces world-wide.
Pearson Engineering is based at the Armstrong Works. The site, formerly the home of Vickers Defence, has long historic links with India, having previously supplied Vijayanta main battle tanks for the Indian Armoured Corps.