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Spanish MoD orders GroundHunter AWDs

15th March 2018 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Chemring Technology Solutions has received a second contract from the Spanish MoD to supply additional GroundHunter Advanced Wire Detectors (AWD), the company announced on 13 March.

The GroundHunter AWD is an improvised explosive device (IED) wire detector. It can identify the full spectrum of IED wires from angel wire upwards, including the end of command wires.

The system provides increased assurance in wet ground, or where the IED has been weathered-in and there is no visible ground disturbance. The system’s accuracy across a wide variety of soil types eliminates the need for operators to adapt to the evolving terrain, and delivers rapid and reliable search support to optimise operation advance times.

The system requires minimal training and auto calibrates in less than ten seconds. It requires no additional calibration when ground compositions vary. The AWD is interoperable with the majority of in-service equipment, has extremely low false alarm rates, and is EMC compatible with other equipment, including jamming systems and communications.

Roger Hopper, strategic business development manager at Chemring Technology Solutions, said: ‘Chemring Technology Solutions' proven pedigree of developing sensors and systems has enabled us to create GroundHunter AWD.

‘It is easy to use, easy to train, easy to carry and is the most effective wire detector in all the competitive trials. The Spanish MoD’s decision to purchase GroundHunter AWD is testament to this technology which delivers a new and unrivalled level of assurance when finding command wires.’

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