NITEK to Supply HMDS Mine Detection Vehicles to the Canadian Government
NITEK in Sterling, VA received a $16.4 million firm-fixed-price contract to supply 2 Husky Mounted Detection Systems (HMDS), installation, new equipment training, initial spare parts, training manuals and 24 months of sustainment of these systems for the Canadian government.
The HMDS provides troops with enhanced capabilities to detect IEDs and antitank mines along heavily traveled roads…
The HMDS has the capability to detect underbelly IEDs, pressure plates used to detonate IEDs, and antitank (AT) landmines that are buried in primary and secondary roads. The HMDS provides a high-performance ground penetrating radar (GPR) that is capable of detecting buried non-metallic and metal-cased threats, including IEDs that are constructed of bulk explosives and low-metal pressure plates. Additionally, it provides precise marking of the locations of the buried IED and AT landmine threats using GPS.
The items and services to be acquired under this undefinitized contract action were identified in Foreign Military Sales Case CN-B-ZXR dated Oct 20/08, and amended on Oct 26/09. The acquisition will be made without full and open competition as authorized by DFARS 225.7304 (a); based on a letter of request by the Canadian government dated Oct 13/09.
NITEK expects to complete the work by Nov 24/11. The US Army’s Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) Contracting Center Washington at Fort Belvoir, VA manages the contract (W909MY-10-C-0017).