Aardvark Flail Systems have undergone a number of operational, environmental and destructive trials, all of which have confirmed its effectiveness.
Survivability testing by the Dutch Army utilising live 26C1 AT mines placed under the tracks, wheels and cab, in addition to a DM31 bounding fragmentation mine placed perpendicular to the vehicle showed that, when detonated, no damage was done to the operators cab or engine compartments and no pieces of shrapnel or fragments from the bounding mine penetrated the steel plating of the cab, engine or the armoured glass of the cab.
The UK Ministry of Defence carried out a series of operational trials of the Aardvark system in different ground and vegetation conditions. The trials report stated - “Aardvark performed well, clearing mines on the flat and on slopes. The overall percentage clearance rate was in line with UN expected standards of clearance”.
Recent third party testing in line with CEN 15044 of survivability and performance of both the flail and prime mover have shown the exceptional ability of the Aardvark AMCS.