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U.S. Army Purchases Anti-mine Radars

by: Matthew Potter
September 1, 2009

Category: Business Line, Contract Awards, development program, Events, logistics, NIITEK, production program, S&T, Services, U.S. Army | RSS 2.0

The U.S. Army gave NIITEK a contract to build Ground Penetrating Radars (GPR) for mounting on vehicles to detect mines in Afghanistan. The contract is worth about $78 million. NITTEK is a subsidiary of Chemring Group PLC.

These systems will be integrated onto various Army vehicles for use to detect mines in roads and combat areas. The Husky Mounted Detection System is able to automatically map the mines as they are found. The data is stored on removable media that can be then taken out of the system for processing. It also has the ability to physically mark the ground where mines are found. More on the system may be found here including videos.

This contract is a follow on to an earlier one for thirty systems. Chemring Group PLC is an English company that manufactures explosives and countermeasures. It also provides Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) systems and services.

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