Chemring unit wins US Army contract

Chemring's US subsidiary, Chemring Sensors and Electronic Systems, has won a contract from the US Army for ten ground penetrating radar trial systems, which will incorporate the group's enhanced detection technology capabilities.

Chemring said evaluation of this new capability, if successful, could lead to upgrades of the the US Army HMDS inventory.

Chemring group chief executive Michael Flowers said: "I am delighted that we have received this contract that will support an Operational Assessment by the US Army.

"These systems, which incorporate enhanced detection technology developed by Roke and Chemring Technology Solutions in the UK, offer a valuable upgrade to the existing HMDS fleet.

"The HMDS, a Programme of Record for the US Army, is a key part of our long term growth strategy and the continued progression of this capability is encouraging."