DULLES, Va.--()--NIITEK®, Inc., a subsidiary of the Chemring Group PLC ("Chemring"), announces the Australian Government has awarded NIITEK a $6.9 million firm fixed price contract for the production and delivery of ten (10) Husky Mounted Detection Systems (HMDS) and spare parts for use by the Australian Army. Deliveries under the contract will be made by the end of November 2012.
“We are honored that the Australian Army has selected NIITEK’s HMDS for their route clearance mission”
The NIITEK® combat proven Husky Mounted Detection System (HMDS™) is a multi-panel high performance VISOR® Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) system that provides rapid ability to scope out anti-vehicular landmines and other explosive hazards on main supply routes (MSRs) and additional open areas as needed. The HMDS™ combines advanced real-time Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) algorithms, integrated metallic and non-metallic threat detection, automatic precision marking, Remote Visualization (R-VIS™) capability, and user-friendly software, all in a ruggedized, supportable package.
"We are honored that the Australian Army has selected NIITEK’s HMDS for their route clearance mission,” said Juan Navarro, President of NIITEK. “Since the inception of the HMDS, our commitment has been to provide the world's best explosives and mine detection capability to our allies and coalition partners today and into the future. We are humbled by the success of these systems and the skilled operators that put themselves in harm’s way to save lives daily."
Chemring is a market leading manufacturing business supplying high technology electronics and energetic products to over 80 countries around the world. Chemring has a diverse portfolio of products that predominantly protect military people and platforms, providing insurance against a constantly changing threat. These range from countermeasures to protect aircraft, to ground penetrating radar to protect troops and vehicles from improvised explosive devices. NIITEK, a Chemring company since 2008, is the world leader in the design, development and production of advanced Ground Penetrating Radar ("GPR") systems. The NIITEK advanced GPR systems are at the leading edge of mine detection technology with hundreds of systems successfully being used by US and Coalition forces in Afghanistan.