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Spain Buying Ground-Penetrating Radar for Use in Afghanistan

Jan. 30, 2013 - 07:02AM   |  
By ANDREW CHUTER   |   Comments
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LONDON — The Spanish military has made an urgent procurement of NIITEK’s counter-IED ground-penetrating radar for use by combat engineers and other troops deployed in Afghanistan.

NIITEK parent Chemring said the Spanish government would spend more than $20 million acquiring the Husky Mounted Detection System (HMDS) along with training and spares.

Delivery of the equipment is scheduled for this year. U.S.-based NIITEK’s portion of the deal is valued at $4.87 million for delivering a package of six ground-penetrating radars, spares and training. Partner Critical Solutions International will provide the Husky 2G vehicles on the which the radar is mounted.

HMDS is already used by the U.S. and other coalition forces in Afghanistan for locating IEDs on main supply routes and in other open areas.

British-based Chemring also announced that its Chemring Detection Systems arm had secured a $28.5 million order against a multi-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract to supply 100 joint service light weight standoff chemical agent detectors for installation on U.S. Army Stryker nuclear, biological, chemical vehicles.

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