STERLING, Va., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. subsidiary of Britain's Chemring Group PLC is supplying the Italian army with ground-penetrating radar to counter improvised explosive devices.
The radar systems, as well as integration and training services, are being provided to Italy under a collaborative agreement with MBDA Italia.
"We are delighted that MBDA has chosen NIITEK's battle proven GPR to produce a multifaceted detection capability for the Italian Ministry of Defense," said Juan Navarro, president of NIITEK. "This integration will provide an enhanced suite of sensors to soldiers in support of the route clearance mission.
"We look forward to contributing our GPR fielding expertise in support of MBDA's success in this endeavor."
The ground-penetrating radar will be integrated onto MBDA's Vehicle Pushed Detection Trailers.
The monetary value of the radars wasn't disclosed but NIITEK said delivery of the units would take place over a one-year period.
MBDA is owned by BAE Systems, EADS and Finmeccanica.
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