Chemring secures US military order

Defence contractor Chemring said its US arm had received a 32 million dollar order for mine detection kit from the US military.

Defence contractor Chemring said its US arm had received a 32 million dollar order for mine detection kit from the US military.

The subsidiary, Non-Intrusive Inspection Technology, will supply spare parts to the US Army and US Marine Corps.

The deal is part of a supply contract for its Husky Mounted Detection System, which was signed in April.

The system aims to detect improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and is in use with Coalition forces in Afghanistan.

"Since the inception of the [Husky] over four years ago, our commitment remains to provide the best explosives and mine detection capability to US and coalition forces currently in combat, " said Chemring's Chief Executive, Mark Papworth.

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