Meet the 32-ton armored combat vehicle that's the ultimate tractor -- albeit one that can punch holes through concrete, fire rockets, and carve safe passage through minefields for soldiers.
BAE Systems' Terrier is affectionately known as the Swiss Army Knife of combat vehicles because there isn't anything it can't tackle. A multi-tool on a giant scale, the Terrier is a number of critical vehicles all in one. It can quickly adapt to tackle a range of important tasks. It even has a 26-foot arm.
Terrier can destroy enemy runways, rip holes in concrete compounds where terrorists hide, and dismantle bridges.
This mammoth machine beast can even unleash Python rocket-propelled explosives to destroy concealed IEDS, protecting dismounted troops.
Like tractors found all throughout the United States, Terrier can lift, grab and move things. But the Terrier is next level: its front loader system can lift five tons.
It can move a staggering 300 tons of earth per hour – that's about the weight of 120 5,000-pound SUVs.
The vehicle can deploy its excavator arm and bucket to destroy bridges, obstacles, and more. In both day and night conditions, the vehicle's cameras provide 360-degree vision.
In spite of weighing a mammoth 32 tons, Terrier can reach speeds of more than 45 miles per hour. Off-roading is no problem for Terrier, and it can even execute missions that require traveling through water and braving six-foot waves.
This cutting-edge vehicle can even be run by remote control from about 3300 feet away.
So it can shift an enormous amount of weight -- but that's just the beginning of its talents in war zones.
In the battle space, IEDs remains a serious, ongoing threat. Terrier can help defeat this threat and play a key role in keeping military, aid personnel, and civilians safe.