The U.S. Army has issued a contract for a procure of Husky Mounted Detection System (HMDS) ground penetrating radar (GPR) systems.
The contract, announced Thursday by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), is worth more than $92.5 million is provided to procure Husky Mounted Detection System systems, spare and repair parts.
According to the statement by the DoD, Chemring Sensors and Electronic Systems Inc was awarded a $92,5 million contract to procure HMDS, work is expected to be completed by Aug. 15, 2022.
Husky Mounted Detection System is designed to be installed on Husky vehicles and provides Soldiers with enhanced capabilities to detect improvised explosive devices. The Husky vehicle is a hybrid of a tractor and Humvee, with a V-shaped hull that resists explosive blasts.
Husky-Mounted Detection System (HMDS) has been deployed in multiple harsh combat environments, providing an essential lifesaving solution for both US troops and allied forces in route clearance operations.
The system employs ground penetrating radar technology that provides unprecedented performance in the automatic detection, recognition and precision marking of buried metallic and non-metallic threats.
According to the Chemring Sensors and Electronic Systems company, the HMDS ground penetrating radar technology combines advanced real-time Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) algorithms, integrated GPR and electromagnetic interference (EMI) sensors, global positioning system (GPS), recordable missions for after action review functions and analysis, automatic precision marking, and user friendly software.
This technology has been selected as a Program of Record (PoR) for the US Army and Marine Corps. It has also been used by coalition partners deployed to Afghanistan, operations along the Turkish-Syrian border and humanitarian demining operations in Asia and Africa. The HMDS is in use today by the U.S. Army, USMC, Canada, Australia, Spain, and Turkey and continues to save lives every day, both soldier and civilian.
The Husky is an effective and reliable system that has located thousands of IEDs since it has been deployed by the Army. In addition to fielding the HMDS across the Army Force Structure, PdM CEH has plans for upgrades to make the HMDS even more effective at route clearance.