Non-Intrusive Inspection Technology Inc. (NIITEK®), Inc., a subsidiary
of the Chemring Group PLC ("Chemring"), and now a part of Chemring
Sensors & Electronic Systems (CSES), announced that in January 2014, it
was awarded a multi-year $765,000 contract for procurement of one VISOR®
ground penetrating radar (GPR) system, training and support services.
Hyundai-Rotem Company will purchase the GPR from NIITEK® in Dulles,
Virginia, for integration into an Autonomous Vehicle in support of the
Korean Government Agency for Defense Development's Autonomous Vehicle
Program/Route and Mine Clearance effort. NIITEK® has been developing the
VISOR® GPR for the Husky Mine Detection System (HMDS) since 2006 and has
successfully supported the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, Canada,
Australia, and Spain with GPR systems that have been saving soldiers and
civilians lives in Afghanistan. Additionally, NIITEK's systems have been
sold to Italy and most recently Turkey, where they are currently in use
along the Turkish-Syrian border.
The VISOR® GPR is a multi-panel high-performance ground
penetrating radar system which functions on manned and unmanned,
vehicles that provide rapid ability to detect anti-vehicular landmines
and other explosive hazards such as improvised explosive devices (IEDs)
on main supply routes and open areas.
Chemring isa market leading manufacturing business 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 go to http://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 go to http://www.niitek.com.
Hyundai-Rotem produces railway vehicles to include high-speed trains,
light rail vehicles, locomotives and passenger coaches; ground weapon
systems such as the K1A1 Main Battle Tank (MBT), the K1 Armored Recovery
Vehicle (ARV) and the Armored Vehicle Launched Bridge (AVLB); as well as
Plant & Machinery such as presses, steel making, automobile systems and
environmental plants. Hyundai-Rotem continuously conducts R&D activities
which include national R&D projects for the South Korean defense
industry. For more information about Hyundai-Rotem, please go to https://www.hyundai-rotem.co.kr/Eng/Company/RotemInfo.asp.
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