Dulles, VA – NIITEK®, Inc., a subsidiary of the Chemring Group PLC ("Chemring"), announces the Australian Government has awarded NIITEK a $6.9 million firm fixed price contract for the production and delivery of ten (10) Husky Mounted Detection Systems (HMDS) and spare parts for use by the Australian Army. Deliveries under the contract will be made by the end of November 2012.
The NIITEK® combat proven Husky Mounted Detection System (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 HMDS™ 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, all in a ruggedized, supportable package.
"We are honored that the Australian Army has selected NIITEK’s HMDS for their route clearance mission,” said Juan Navarro, President of NIITEK. “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."