IAI developing mine and IED detection system
Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) Ramta’s Division has completed the last phase of engineering testing and has begun building a technology demonstrator of a multisensor system called MIDS (Mines and IED detection system) for detecting deep buried and surface-laid mines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
The new system was exhibited at the Association of the US Army (AUSA) conference in Washington, DC, October 21-23, 2013.
MIDS will be deployed on a ruggedized, commercial, light tracked or wheeled (manned and/or unmanned) engineering vehicle according to customer requirements. It will carry an advanced ground-penetrating radar (GPR) and metal detector (MD) arrays into high threat environments to identify deep buried and surface laid mines / IEDs in, and next to, the advancing path of the manoeuvring forces. The two main arrays (GPR and metal detector) will produce data which will be combined to analyse readings in real time, minimising false alarms from non-threatening materials such as rocks, wood and other debris.
An onboard IAI-manufactured electrooptic payload with day/night cameras will provide remote operators with situational awareness and enable visual surveillance from a safe distance.