Army purchases mine detection devices
- By William Welsh
- Apr 14, 2008
The Army has awarded L-3 Communications Corp. a $26 million contract for handheld mine detection devices.
Under the contract, L-3 of New York will deliver AN/PSS-14 mine detection systems and associated accessories to the Army. The order is the fourth full-rate production contract for the product, the company said.
The AN/PSS-14 product meshes ground-penetrating radar and advanced data fusion algorithms with sensitive metal detection to identify land mines. The device is designed to distinguish live mines from metal debris and clutter.
L-3 CyTerra developed the technology under the Army's Handheld Standoff Mine Detection System program. William Welsh writes for Washington Technology
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William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.