CyTerra Delivers more Mine Detection Sets
CyTerra Corp. in Waltham, MA received, a $13.6 million increment as part of a $38 million firm-fixed-price contract for AN/PSS-14 (formerly HSTAMIDS) Mine Detection Sets. The AN/PSS-14 employs a state-of-the-art metal detector and ground penetrating radar (GPR), coupled with an advanced microprocessor array and software in order to achieve a high probability of detection (in excess of 95%) for both large and small metallic and even nonmetallic antitank and antipersonnel mines. It also significantly reduces the number of false targets or alarms. The AN/PSS-14 weighs approximately eight pounds, uses standard batteries and can be operated by a single Soldier. See this U.S. Army page re: all countermine equipment in current use.
Work will be performed in Orlando, FL and is expected to be complete by March 30, 2006. This was a sole source contract initiated on June 27, 2005 by the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command in Alexandria, VA (DAAB15-03-C-0025).