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Remotely Controlled Flail Assists Counter-IED, Demining Missions

MV4 flail robot demonstrates the destruction of UXO
The US Army has been using the M160 remotely controlled flail robot built by the Croatian company DOK-ING in Afghanistan for route clearance missions.


The Israeli robotics developer Roboteam is introducing a new miniature robot designed for intelligence gathering and counter IED operations. The ultra-light, 13-lb, highly maneuverable robot can be carried by an individual soldier, climbs stairs and 60⁰ obstacles, operates effectively indoors utilizing secure MANET data link

Nightlighter to Spot IEDs at Night

A prototype system designed to detect improvised explosive devices (IED) in day and night, from high altitude was successfully flight tested by General Atomics General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.,.

Dual-Occupant Husky Debut at Eurosatory 2012

NIITEK, Inc., a subsidiary of the Chemring Group PLC has teamed with Critical Solutions International (CSI) to display a dual-occupant Husky 2G Mounted Detection System (HMDS)...

France Transforms Counter-Mine System for Counter-IED Missions

Following several years of development of a complex and ambitious route-clearing counter-mine system, the French Army has halted the original program, transforming the available assets to better cope with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in Afghanistan.

Refined SAR Imagery Yields new Wide-Area C-IED Surveillance Capability

A new technique that can remotely locate suspected IED sites over a wide area was developed by U.S. Navy scientists at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD). The technique employs airborne polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), processing multiple polarization analysis at the pixel level, thus providing detailed information from SAR imagery obtained through airborne or satellite surveillance.

C-IED Jammer Spotted

This photo, released today by the Pentagon, shows a member of a security force securing the Dahla Dam in the Kandahar province. Spc. Marshall...

Lockheed Martin to Deliver 110 Vehicular/Portable Surveillance Systems

Lockheed Martin received a $58.6 million contract from the U.S. Marine Corps for more Vehicle Optic Sensor Systems II (VOSS II) and Portable Rapid...

Oshkosh Provides Underbody Protection for HEMTT A4

Oshkosh Defense was awarded the first U.S. Army order for 400 underbody armor protection kits for the Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) A4 vehicles, along with a delivery contract for additional (15) Logistics Vehicle System Replacement (LVSR) wreckers, supporting troops operating in Afghanistan. The total value of these orders is about $38 million.

Multi-Band SAR Supports Task-Force ODIN in Iraq in C-IED Operations

Northrop Grumman Corporation's software-defined Multi-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar (MB SAR), recently provided counter-improvised explosive device (IED) support assisting the drawdown of U.S. combat troops...

New Counter-Mine System Demonstrates Counter-IED Capabilities

An airborne electro-optical laser sensor designed to detect minefields has demonstrated the ability to detect simulated improvised explosive devices. The Airborne Surveillance, Target Acquisition...

7th Counter IED Conference

More than 50 percent of fatalities among coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan during the first six months of 2010 are a result of...

Counter Improvised Explosive Devices – C-IED

The threat posed by improvised explosive devices (IEDs) is the greatest threat facing American and NATO Forces today. Reports have shown that between 70-80%...

Thales, IBD Pursue the SHARK Active Protection System

Thales is developing the SHARK (System HARd Kill), an active protection system protecting light and heavy armored vehicles, by using pyrotechnical effectors to defeat...

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