The Terrier vehicle at Bovington
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Army receives Terrier remote-controlled diggers

The British Army has taken delivery of a batch of remote-controlled armoured diggers.

The Terrier vehicle, which can reach speeds of almost 50 mph, can be used to dig holes, drill into ground and shatter concrete.

BAE Systems has built 60 of the models at its Newcastle factory as part of a £360m project.

It was tested and launched at the Royal Engineers' Defence Armoured Vehicle Centre in Bovington, Dorset.

  • 05 Jun 2013