Manufactured in South Africa, In Use Worldwide
Chemring Sensors and Electronic Systems (Dulles, VA) has received a $92.5 million DoD contract for HUSKY mine detection vehicles, manufactured by DCD Protected Mobility in South Africa. Delivery completion is scheduled for mid-2022.
The US has ordered over 1,500 HUSKYs from DCD and its partners, which include Critical Solutions International (Charleston, SC), which received a $132 million contract in March 2017 for production of commercial HUSKY second generation systems, spares, equipment and training. MONCh understands the vehicles are destined for Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia and that some 20 vehicles are involved.
DCD’s flagship mine clearance vehicle, the HUSKY uses metal detectors and ground-penetrating radar for detection, but additional sensors and/or interrogation arms can be fitted on demands. Variants include the HUSKY Mk III (single operator), the second generation HUSKY 2G (two seat) and the optionally manned AUTONOMOUS HUSKY.