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22 February 2015

IDEX 2015: NIITEK and Critical Solutions International Announce Exclusive Global Partnership

NIITEK, part of Chemring North America, makers of advanced ground penetrating radar (GPR) sensor systems, recently announced an exclusive partnership with Critical Solutions International (CSI), the provider of the HUSKY mine clearance vehicle. This new agreement was reached in an effort to address significant opportunities in both US and international markets.

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has acknowledged that these two technologies are “essential and inseparable,” designating them as the Husky Mounted Detection System (HMDS). NIITEK, with its proven GPR technology, along with vehicle provider CSI, is currently delivering HMDS’s to customers around the world, including the US Army, the US Marine Corps and other allies. With a growing emphasis on orders into the Middle East and Europe, these combined technologies have saved countless military and civilian lives by locating and marking thousands of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and landmines around the world.

Thomas Thebes, President of Chemring Sensors and Electronic Systems and its subsidiary NIITEK, said, “Our GPR solutions, coupled with the CSI Husky, are combat proven and have saved countless lives across the globe. In pairing the world’s leading GPR and blast-protected mine clearance vehicle, we provide a comprehensive and unmatched solution for landmine and IED detection.”

CSI Chief Executive Officer Patrick Callahan said, “The CSI HUSKY and NIITEK GPR have seen over seven years of combat operations as a combined system. It makes sense to have our Huskies built GPR-ready as they come off the production line, with all associated electronics, cabling, and mounting devices preinstalled on the vehicle. As the US DoD moves forward with Automation initiatives, the HUSKY with GPR will surely have a significant role to play in unmanned route and area clearance.”

Chemring North America is participating in IDEX 2015 on Booth 06-A24 and is exhibiting defence products offered through their business groups: Chemring Sensors & Electronics Systems, Chemring Countermeasures, and Chemring Energetic Systems.

Chemring Sensors & Electronics
GROUNDSHARK: dual sensor handheld IED and mine detection and subsurface visualisation
JUNO: handheld chemical detection
PGR-1064: handheld chemical, narcotic and explosive detection
HMDS: HUSKY Mounted Detection System; partnership details with CSI
R-VISOR on TALON robot: IED and mine detector installed on TALON robot

Chemring Countermeasures
IR Decoy Flares: M211, MJU-10B, MJU-7A/B, KC38, KC32, M206, MJU-53B    
Marking Devices: Infrared Marker Device, Covert Position Marker, KC25 Marine Location Marker, KC58 Marine Location Marker

Chemring Energetic Systems
40mm Rounds: M4301A1, M433, M918, M781, Hellhound,  Mercury
Illumination Rounds: M583, M661, M662

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