DULLES, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NIITEK®, Inc., a subsidiary of the Chemring Group PLC (“Chemring”), and now Chemring Sensors & Electronic Systems (CSES) announced that in October 2013, it was awarded $10,639,710 firm-fixed-price contract for procurement of six Husky Mounted Detection System (HMDS) ground penetrating radar (GPR) test units and a test support package including spare parts, technical data, interface control documents, logistics data, and test support services. The U.S. Army will purchase the HMDS GPR for advanced testing in preparation of a long-term HMDS procurement. The HMDS program will transition to an Army program of record (PoR) and officials will use the six HMDS systems to help establish a baseline and configuration control for the HMDS and its GPR technology. NIITEK has been developing the HMDS since 2006 and successfully supported the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps with systems that have been operating under combat conditions in Afghanistan through a Joint Urgent Operational Need (JUON) requirement.
The HMDS is a multi-panel high-performance ground penetrating radar system which functions on manned and unmanned, blast resistant vehicles that provide rapid ability to detect anti-vehicular landmines and other explosive hazards such as improvised explosive devices (IEDs) on main supply routes and open areas. The NIITEK® GPR is now in use with the U.S., Canadian, Australian, and Spanish Militaries. “We are pleased that the U.S. Army is proceeding with making this technology an enduring capability as a Program of Record for our Army and our soldiers,” said Tom Thebes, President of Chemring Sensor and Electronics. Mr. Thebes went on to say, “The HMDS is a critical component of the U.S. Army’s Route Clearance units, and now will continue to help save soldiers’ lives and ensure mission success, wherever our forces may be called to serve.”
Chemring is a market leading manufacturing business supplying high technology electronics and energetic products to over sixty 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. For more information about Chemring, please go to http://www.chemring.co.uk.
NIITEK®, a Chemring company since 2008, is the world leader in the design, development and production of Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar (“GPR”) systems. The Advanced NIITEK® GPR systems are at the leading edge of mine detection technology with over several hundred systems successfully being used by U.S. and Coalition forces in Afghanistan. For more information about NIITEK®, please go to http://www.niitek.com.
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