The Pearson Super Lightweight Roller

The MoD have just let a contract to Pearson Engineering for a 1 year term (with 2 year extension option) for the the ongoing support of the Super Lightweight Roller that is used on the Husky Vehicle.

The SLWR System used for route clearance, which is attached to a host vehicle, in this instance HUSKY Protected Vehicle, and MST has previously placed a contract with the Contractor for 69 Systems and associated support under this UOR. In order to ensure that this capability can be supported until the withdrawal of UK ground forces from Afghanistan by 31 December 2014, MST intends to award a sole source contract to the Contractor to cover the enduring support solution for a period of 1 year with options for a further 2 years. The initial cost of this contract will be approximately £880,000, with an estimated final total contract being valued at approximately £2,000,000.

What is the SLWR?

It is from Pearson Engineering, another one of those small UK defence equipment manufacturers that are world beaters and that no one has ever heard of, selling to armed forces around the world including the US.

Pearson Super Lightweight Roller
Pearson Super Lightweight Roller
Pearson Super Lightweight Roller
Pearson Super Lightweight Roller
Pearson Super Lightweight Roller
Pearson Super Lightweight Roller
Pearson Super Lightweight Roller
Pearson Super Lightweight Roller

 

 

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Mike W
July 31, 2013 9:42 pm

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Yes, you are quite right when you say, “Pearson Engineering . . . another one of those small UK defence equipment manufacturers that are world beaters and that no one has ever heard of”

I believe they have a very good and growing reputation. In fact, I think I remember reading that they had received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise and Innovation not so long ago.

Another encouraging fact is that the Reece Group, of which Pearson is a part, has recently taken over the old BAE (Armstrong ) factory at Scotswood Road, Newcastle and Pearson are investing in the development of new equipment (including mine clearance systems as well as a range of mobile bridge laying equipment that is “faster to deploy, more flexible and more reliable than that currently available in the market place”).

It is to be hoped that the British Army takes a close look at some of that new kit. One very dramatic bit of equipment is their new PEROCC vehicle (Pearson Engineering Route Opening and Clearing Capability). Looks quite spectacular.