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Husky to get deep detection abilities

New technologies are in store for the mine-detecting vehicle.

Dec. 27, 2013 - 02:15PM   |  
By MICHAEL PECK   |   Comments
The one-man Husky features ground-penetrating radar panels to search for IEDs. Under a new contract, it could soon have the ability to detect more deeply-buried threats.
The one-man Husky features ground-penetrating radar panels to search for IEDs. Under a new contract, it could soon have the ability to detect more deeply-buried threats. (Sgt. Earnest J. Barnes/Marine Corps)
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Non-Intrusive Technology Inc. has been awarded a sole-source contract to integrate deep buried detection abilities with the ground penetrating radar on the Husky Mine Detection Vehicle.

Under the contract with the Army's Project Manager Close Combat System, Non-Intrusive will also provide low-rate initial production of the A2 version of the Husky Mounted Detection System.

"HMDS-A2 uses an advanced, high performance GPR to detect both non-metallic and metal-cased buried threats, including IEDs constructed of bulk explosives and low-metal pressure plates," says the Army announcement. It provides "the GPR, deep buried detection and marking capabilities, installed on the manned and unmanned Mark III Husky, that enable detection of underbelly-attack explosive hazards during route clearance missions and weapons caches during area clearance missions."

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