The Terrier armoured digger is the Army’s most advanced engineering vehicle and it gives the Royal Engineers a state of the art capability that can be used to carry out a variety of tasks both in the UK and on future operations.
Despite weighing 30 tonnes, Terrier is an agile and versatile piece of equipment that can reach speeds of almost 50 mph.
It is fitted with five onboard cameras and thermal imaging technology, providing soldiers with a 360 degree surveillance capability that can be used day and night.
The technology used in Terrier is so advanced that the vehicle can be operated by remote control enabling soldiers to clear routes from a safe distance.
Able to transport up to 5,000kg of material, Terrier has a range of interchangeable equipment such as a forklift and rock hammer that makes it highly adaptable. The vehicle can also be equipped with a 7.62mm General Purpose Machine Gun and smoke grenade launchers for use in combat.
Terrier replaces the Combat Engineer Tractor (CET), providing mobility support (obstacle and route clearance), counter-mobility (digging of anti-tank ditches and other obstacles) and survivability (digging of trenches and Armoured Fighting Vehicle slots). Terrier is faster, more mobile and has more effective armour and mine protection than the CET.
Terrier is operated by a crew of two, or may be operated remotely in particularly hazardous environments. It can tow a trailer carrying fascines, track way and the Python minefield breaching system. This super digger can also be used to clear scattered mines, remove or enhance obstacles and establish routes while keeping pace with other armoured vehicles such as Challenger 2 and the Warrior.