US Army Selects Cobham to Develop Future Explosive Detection System

A team of Cobham colleagues has been contracted by the US Army to develop next generation technologies that can detect landmines and other explosive hazards hidden in the ground.

The $4.17 million development effort will take three years and result in a highly specialized handheld technology demonstrator designed to offer the Army a potentially unique system with increased capability beyond what similar systems can provide today.

Work performed under this contract will occur at Cobham Antenna Systems' business unit locations at Marlow and Leatherhead, England, at the direction of the Army's Communications-Electronic Research Development and Engineering Command.

Tom Garvey, Vice President and General Manager of Cobham Antenna Systems, explained: "As a result of this program Cobham will deliver enhanced handheld Counter-Explosive Hazard detection systems for evaluation. The continued need for protection of US forces against buried threats is a key priority and this contract will allow Cobham to build on the considerable capability offered by the current Minehound family of detectors, as it develops next generation systems.  Cobham has adapted its advanced technology for the most demanding military environments and requirements, and these detectors form part of an extensive portfolio provided by Cobham which protect lives and livelihoods."

Source: Cobham Plc (LSE: COB.L)
Date: Oct 28, 2015