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Spain gets countermine vehicles

Jan. 29, 2013 at 3:54 PM   |   Comments

CARROLLTON, Texas, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Spain placed a multimillion-dollar order for wheeled mine detection systems from Critical Solutions International of Texas for use in Afghanistan.

CSI said it has delivered six Husky Mounted Detection Systems, spare parts and training support under the contract -- worth more than $20 million -- for fielding by the Spanish army this year.

The Husky features ground-penetrating radar and sensors for the detection of mines and improvised explosive devices. It is an essential element of route-clearance missions by combat engineers.

Critical Solutions International supplied the dual-operator variant to Spain and provisioning involved its supply chain partners, DCD Protected Mobility Pty. and NIITEK.

"By choosing the Husky Mounted Detection System, the Spanish government has made a significant investment in saving lives and enhancing the capability of the Spanish army," said CSI Chief Executive Officer Mike McCormack.

"With two operators, increased mission capability and the most advanced sensors available today, the Husky platform equipped with NIITEK's ground penetrating radar provides the essential technology for route clearance and helps protect the lives of service members and civilians who live in combat environments.

"We are honored to have been awarded this contract and are looking forward to working with the government of Spain and the Spanish army."

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