High Mobility Engineer Excavator on static display at Trentham Military Camp.
1 June 2011
The Armoured Combat Tractor, the HMEE (High Mobility Engineer Excavator) will be put through its paces next Thursday at Trentham near Wellington and media are invited to attend.
The Combat Tractor will allow NZ Army Engineers to operate alongside the NZ LAV in areas that pose a greater risk to deployed personnel. It offers substantially greater protection and mobility than a normal JCB, and can travel up to 90 km/h over cross country terrain.
The demonstration will consist of both a static and mobile display, as well as provide media the opportunity to talk with personnel involved in its acquisition and employment.
Attendees will be required to meet at the entrance of Collins Range, Messines Ave, Trentham (just past the entrance to Trentham Camp) at 1245 hours, where they will be directed to the demonstration location. All media must carry photo IDs.
Media wishing to attend should provide a response to Major John Gordon, Senior Media Advisor (Army) on 021 478 574 by Tuesday 7th June 2011.