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UK Defence Minister Visits MineWolf Systems
Category: Landmine Clearance | Mine Clearance | 26/06/2012 - 04:12:33
MineWolf Systems was proud to be visited by the Right Honourable Peter Luff MP, UK Minister of Defence Equipment, Support and Technology at the Defence Vehicle Demonstration, DVD. The DVD event took place between the 21st and 22nd of June 2012 at the Millbrook proving ground in the UK.
MineWolf Systems at DVD 2012
MineWolf Systems appeared in the Off Road demonstration area, where visitors could try out the equipment and participate in related challenges. MineWolf Systems were one of only a few stands selected for a visit by the Minister over the course of the event.
The Minister observes as his Parliamentary Private Secretary tries to master the Mini MineWolf with manipulator arm.
Mark Chapman, Head of Services at MineWolf Systems, briefed the Minister on the capabilities of the MW240, and discussed the execution of the project, which was supplied on budget, and on time in 2011. The UK Ministry of Defence ordered 10 Mini MineWolf platforms with a variety of attachment tools during the UK / German requirement, in which 7 vehicles were also supplied to the German Bundeswehr. Both parties have deployed MineWolf Systems vehicles in Afghanistan to good effect.
The Minister was given the opportunity to try out the robotic arm for himself, but he politely refused the offer, allowing his Parliamentary Private Secretary to experience the challenge in his stead.