A subsidiary of Chemring Sensors and Electronic SystemsÂ has landed an estimated $10 million contract for the sale of buried threat detection devices from a country in the Persian Gulf region.
NIITEKÂ will deliver its GroundsharkÂ dual-sensor handheld system that works to detect buried objects and threats including mines and improvised explosive devices, the companyÂ said Monday.
NIITEK President Tom Thebes said the threat detection technology works to support efforts to address theÂ ongoing threatÂ ofÂ IEDs in allied countries.
GroundsharkÂ was derived from the Husky Mounted Detection SystemÂ — which NIITEK said the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps use — and works to visualize subsurface objects for soldiers and explosive ordnance disposal teams.
It combines ground-penetrating radar technology andÂ Minelab Electronics‘ metal detector tool, NIITEK said.
The company added that delivery of the handheld units would proceed through August 2016.