Chemring wins another Husky contract


Chemring Sensors and Electronic Systems has been awarded a $200 million contract modification from the United States Department of Defence (DoD) for Husky mine detection vehicle components.

The DoD on 11 May said it had awarded Chemring a $200 218 380 modification to contract W909MY-18-D-0014 to develop, integrate and produce and deliver Husky Mounted Detection System (HMDS) kits, spare parts, maintenance and training.

“Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of 15 August 2022.”

Chemring in June said it had received additional delivery orders worth $32 million for the next phase of the Husky Mounted Detection System indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract from the United States.

Chemring supplies the ground penetrating radar (GPR), automatic marking and automatic ground tracking and damage control carrier bracket for the Husky Mounted Detection System.

In August 2018 the United States awarded Chemring Sensors and Electronic Systems a $92.5 million firm-fixed-price contract (W909MY-18-D-0014) to procure Husky Mounted Detection System systems, spare and repair parts.

The United States has ordered more than 1 500 Husky vehicles from vehicle manufacturer DCD Protected Mobility and its partners, which include Critical Solutions International (CSI) of Charleston, South Carolina. On 30 March 2017, Critical Solutions International was awarded a $131 946 942 firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales contract for the production of commercial Husky second generation systems as well as spares, equipment and training. The vehicles are destined for Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. DCD Protected Mobility said over 20 vehicles are involved in the contract. Egypt had received its vehicles by April 2019 and Latvia last year received three Husky vehicles via CSI.

The Husky is DCD’s flagship route clearance vehicle, and is able to detect mines at 5-35km/h. It uses metal detectors for metallic mines and ground-penetrating radar for non-metal mines, but can be fitted with various sensors and interrogation arms. The Husky comes in several variants, including the single seat Husky, second generation two seat Husky 2G and optionally unmanned Autonomous Husky. The vehicle can be fitted with a wide variety of sensors and optional extras, including cameras, mine roller system, cyclone blower, remote weapons station, 360-degree camera system, gunshot detection system and RPG protection nets.