06 Jun 2012

Niitek and Minelab announce plan to launch new handheld detector at Eurosatory 2012

Dulles, VA – NIITEK, Inc., a subsidiary of the Chemring Group PLC ("Chemring") and Minelab announced today their plan to launch a new handheld Ground Penetrating Radar/Metal Detector (GPR/MD) at the upcoming Eurosatory tradeshow in Paris, France. The Handheld will be on display in the Minelab booth, number D360 from June 11-15, 2012 and is intended for worldwide military and commercial sales.

The Minelab/NIITEK handheld design is a lightweight, modular, scalable detection system that addresses today's and future threats utilizing the leading edge and Combat Proven Metal Detecting Technologies offered by Minelab and Ground Penetrating Radar Technology developed my NIITEK. The handheld is the latest breakthrough in GPR and electromagnetic induction based metal detector sensors in a co-located configuration.

“Over the past fifteen years, Minelab has supplied its landmine and UXO detection equipment around the world and, we are proud of the technology, products and service we offer our customers,” said Hugh Graham, General Manager-Countermine Division for Minelab. “I am very excited that Minelab and NIITEK are working together to combine the superior capabilities of our core technologies into a detector that will offer an unprecedented detection capability.”

"We are looking forward to working with Minelab on the joint development of the new handheld design,” said Juan Navarro, President of NIITEK. “Mine detection and route clearance is a very important, yet dangerous mission. We are proud to produce a more advanced handheld technology with Ground Penetrating Radar capabilities to better support the mission and save more lives."

About Minelab
Since its origins in 1985 Minelab has been, and still is, the world leader in providing metal detecting technologies for consumer, humanitarian demining and military needs. Through devotion to research and development and innovative design, Minelab has become the world leader in the design and manufacture hand held metal detector products. Over the past 20 years, Minelab has introduced more innovative and practical technology than any of its competitors and has taken the metal detecting industry to new levels of excellence.

About Chemring
Chemring is a global group of companies that specializes in the manufacture of high technology electronic and energetic products that protect military people and platforms against a constantly changing threat. Supplying over 80 countries worldwide, the group has more than 4,500 employees with 21 facilities located across Europe, the US and Australia. Operating in high margin, niche markets with short product development timescales, Chemring has the agility to rapidly react to urgent customer needs and has a growing presence in Non-NATO countries. NIITEK, a Chemring company since 2008, is the world leader in the design, development and production of Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar ("GPR") systems. NIITEK’s Advanced GPR systems are at the leading edge of mine detection technology with over 200 systems successfully being used by US and Coalition forces in Afghanistan.

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