Chemring Sensors and Electronic Systems Inc., Dulles, Virginia, was awarded a $200,218,380 modification (P00009) to contract W909MY-18-D-0014 to develop, integrate and produce and deliver Husky Mounted Detection System kits, spare parts, maintenance and training. Chemring Sensors and Electronic Systems’ (CSES) battleproven Husky Mounted Detection System (HMDS) has played a critical role for area and route clearance operations for the US military and its allies. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 15, 2022. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
The Husky Mounted Detection System (HMDS) is a counter explosive hazard system that provides standoff detection and marking of metallic and low-metallic surface-laid, shallow-buried antitank landmines, trigger mechanisms and deep buried improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in support of area access route clearance operations. HMDS is the only vehicle-mounted sensor in the Army inventory capable of interrogating and detecting buried explosive hazards. It provides increased standoff distance and protection for the operator. HMDS will operate in complex and urban terrain, minimize warfighter workload and move the warfighter out of the blast zone.
The HMDS can be augmented with a Wire Detection System Array, or PODS, to provide detection against the thinnest of wires used to connect explosives to triggers, or other command or autonomously detonated systems utilizing wires. This technology provides the ability to detect wires independent of the orientation of the wire or the approach angle of the vehicle. Additionally, it provides improved detection performance when the moisture content of the substrate increases. The HMDS with Wire Detection provides very high probability of detection (Pd) and very low false alarm rate (FAR). It has also been designed to be interoperable with most deployed electronic systems on vehicles.
The Wire Detector system consists of up to six PODS sensors integrated into a single assembly routed into a Vehicle Interface Box. This Interface Box provides the feed into the GPR Graphic User Interface. The sensor array is located forward of the vehicle front bumper to provide detection prior to overpass. The system is also adaptable to other vehicles using varying numbers of PODS. CSES’ technology enables users to view multiple sensor feeds in one simple, easy-to-use interface, providing soldiers and commanders a real-time common operating picture of buried threats. CSES partnered with CTS to deliver the Husky Mounted Detection System with the Wire Detection capability.