Sunday, May 24, 2020

Circuit breaker Day 48 pix: Singapore Army Trailblazer counter-mine vehicle

If there was one role the Singapore Army could hand over to unmanned assets, it's mine-clearing.

As far as dull, dirty and dangerous jobs go, clearing a minefield while driving over it with a mine flail isn't for the faint of heart.

The Trailblazer counter-mine vehicle (above) is designed and made in Singapore. The vehicle is based on the Bionix chassis and drives backwards while spinning a drum of weighted chains to flog the ground.

In theory, the force of the weighted chains (i.e. the flail) hitting the ground should trigger off land mines while the combat engineers remain safe in their armoured cabin.

Any volunteers for this job?

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