Rafael’s Company Pearson Engineering Signs MoU with AMS Global to Provide Battlefield Mine Clearing Technology to Ukraine

By Arie Egozi

Defence Industry

Tel Aviv: Israeli developed mine clearing technology will help Ukraine in its war with Russia. In 2022, Israeli company Rafael completed the acquisition of Pearson Engineering Limited (PER). The acquisition was executed under a stock purchase agreement (SPA), transferring 100% of the ownership. The acquisition includes PER’s subsidiary company Responsive Engineering Ltd.


Pearson Engineering has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with AMS Global to support the supply of Pearson Engineering’s proven combat engineering capability to Ukraine. Both companies will combine their subject matter expertise to supply battlefield mine clearance capabilities to address urgent operational requirements of the Ukrainian Government and Military Authorities.

AMS Global, an international maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider, is working extensively in Ukraine providing specialist military MRO services via an in-country office and collaboration with Ukrainian authorities. The AMS Global team will act as Pearson Engineering’s in-country representatives, supporting end-users, operational readiness and evolving requirements.


AMS, partnering with Pearson Engineering, will deliver critical equipment and resilient, agile, and coordinated support services to the front-line in Ukraine. Pearson Engineering has already provided a number of route opening mine ploughs to Ukraine via the German Government and recently announced a contract award from UK MOD to provide equipment to defeat explosive devices. Pearson Engineering equipment has also been donated by other Governments around the world.

The contract includes the supply of multi-purpose vehicle interfaces that will allow armoured vehicles already in Ukraine to accept self-protection mine ploughs which have been gifted by the British Army and refurbished by Pearson Engineering.

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The vehicle interfaces will allow Ukraine’s armoured vehicle fleet to not only use mine ploughs to clear safe routes, but also to accept a wide range of other types of ground engaging equipment, should it be needed, to defeat other types of natural and deliberate obstacles.