L-3 gets big mine detection contract

L-3 gets big mine detection contract

Thursday, August 10th 2006

The U.S. Army is paying L-3 Communications more than $300 million for as many as 17,000 mine detection units.

L-3′s CyTerra subsidiary will supply the AN/PSS-14 mine detectors over a 10-year period, L-3 said Wednesday.

The new units, which weigh nine pounds each, combine metal detection with ground penetrating radar and detect both metallic and low-metallic anti-personnel and anti-tank mines in all types of soil.

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