June 23, 2014
Dulles, Virginia, USA
US ARMY AWARDS $26.12M HMDS DEVELOPMENT CONTRACT TO NIITEK
NIITEK, Inc. (“NIITEK®”), a subsidiary of Chemring Sensors & Electronics Systems (CSES), part of Chemring Group PLC (“Chemring”), has secured a $26.12 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract from the US Army Contracting Command (ACC) for the development of Husky Mounted Detection System (HMDS).
The contract involves 21-month engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) base period with a 15-month low-rate initial production (LRIP) option.
The HMDS will provide ground penetrating radar, deep buried detection, and marking capabilities, installed on the Husky, which enables the detection of underbelly-attack explosive hazards during route clearance missions.
Work under the contract will be undertaken at the company's facility in Dulles, Virginia.
This US$26.12 million contract has been awarded in June 2014 and is expected to be completed in June 2017.
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Chemring is a market-leading manufacturer supplying high-technology electronics and energetic products to over sixty countries around the world. Chemring has a diverse portfolio of products that predominantly protect military people and platforms, providing insurance against a constantly changing threat. These range from countermeasures to protect aircraft, to ground penetrating radar that protect troops and vehicles from improvised explosive devices. For more information about Chemring, please visit: www.chemring.co.uk.
NIITEK, a Chemring company since 2008, is the world-leader in the design, development and production of Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar (“GPR”) systems. The advanced NIITEK GPR systems are at the leading edge of mine detection technology with over several hundred systems successfully being used by U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan. For more information about NIITEK, please visit: www.niitek.com.