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US Army orders GPR enhancement systems
Chemring Sensors and Electronic Systems will supply ten Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) trial systems to the US Army under a $4.9 million contract announced on 13 February.
The systems will incorporate improved GPR detection technologies developed by Chemring that aim to enhance the military worth of the successful GPR-based Husky Mounted Detection System deployed by US forces in Afghanistan in the fight against improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
The technology is being integrated in collaboration with the US Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate and the Product Manager Counter-Explosive Hazards.
Steven F Cummings, acting president of Chemring Sensors and Electronic Systems, said: 'I am very pleased to continue our partnership with the US Army in finding IEDs and saving soldier and civilian lives.
'These enhanced systems were developed in conjunction with our UK sister companies, Roke Manor and Chemring Technology Solutions, and underscore Chemring's ongoing commitment to providing solutions for the US government's emerging needs. This contract reflects the army's continued confidence in Chemring's detection expertise and we are proud to continue and build upon our partnership.'
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