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.

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