Chemring announces new US Army HMDS order
Chemring subsidiary Non-Intrusive Inspection Technology (NIITEK) will provide spares for the Husky Mounted Detection System (HMDS) for the US Army under a new delivery order announced on 3 June worth $76 million.
The order was issued under the $579 million multi-year HMDS Ground Penetrating Radar Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract awarded on 30 April 2012.
HMDS is a high-performance Ground Penetrating Radar system which functions on Husky vehicles to provide real-time identification of anti-vehicular landmines and other explosive hazards on main supply routes and open areas such as minefields.
Mark Papworth, chief executive of Chemring, said: ‘NIITEK’s HMDS delivers a critical capability to US soldiers and marines, and coalition allies in protecting them against the threat of improvised explosive devices. We are pleased that these delivery orders enable us to continue our proven support to the US Army, and that NIITEK will continue to deliver critical spares to ensure their fleet is mission ready.’
The company will provide the equipment through May 2014.
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