NIITEK Awarded Polish Government Contract for Handheld Dual Mine and IED Sensor

NIITEK®, Inc., a subsidiary of Chemring Sensors & Electronics Systems (CSES), in partnership with Minelab Australia and IBCOL of Poland, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract for 50 GROUNDSHARK Dual Sensor Handheld Detectors from the Republic of Poland, State Treasury, Armament Inspectorate. The contract, issued through NIITEK’s distributor, IBCOL Polska Sp. z o.o. of Warsaw, Poland, is valued at $1.4 million.

NIITEK will provide the GROUNDSHARK Dual Sensor Handheld training, documentation and logistics support in coordination with IBCOL. Deliveries are planned for November 2014.

The commercially available GROUNDSHARK is based on coupling NIITEK’s market leading Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), and Minelab Electronics’ advanced Metal Detector (MD), to create the most technically sound and user-friendly dual sensor handheld detector on the market. GROUNDSHARK combines two complimentary sensors into a buried object detection system, identifying and visualizing subsurface metallic and non-metallic objects for use in a variety of tasks for soldiers, civilians and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) personnel. GROUNDSHARK is the newest product of NIITEK’s battle-proven GPR technology and is derived from the Husky Mounted Detection System (HMDS), currently fielded by the US Army and US Marine Corps, Canadian, Australian, Spanish, Italian, and Turkish Armies.

Tom Thebes, President with CSES, said: “We are excited to be partnered with IBCOL and Minelab in this first win into Europe for our new GROUNDSHARK Handheld Dual Sensor. We continue to forge our common history of innovation and rapid development to provide soldiers with a premier dual sensor capability. Packaged into an easy-to-train, lightweight design with a single common operating picture, GROUNDSHARK allows them to safely see the threats ahead of them.”

Source: NIITEK, Inc.
Date: Oct 23, 2014