NIITEK receives Australian Army Husky order
Chemring company NIITEK announced on 22 October that it has received a contract worth AU$6.9 million from the Australian government to supply its Husky Mounted Detection Systems (HMDS) to the Australian Army.
The firm fixed price contract will see NIITEK produce and deliver ten HMDS and spare parts by the end of November 2012.
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 system 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 in a ruggedised, supportable package.
Juan Navarro, president of NIITEK, said: ‘We are honoured that the Australian Army has selected NIITEK’s HMDS for their route clearance mission. 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.’
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