DESCRIPTION

Autonomous Mine Detection System (AMDS), a counter-improvised explosive device system, provides standoff detection, marking, and neutralizing capability of explosive hazards, booby-traps and unexploded ordnance in complex and urban terrain in support of route clearance operations. AMDS is a mission equipment package mounted on current and programmed man-portable unmanned ground vehicles organic to infantry and engineer units.

BENEFIT TO THE WARFIGHTER

AMDS detects, marks and neutralizes explosive hazards; operates in complex and urban terrain, including confined areas and subterranean environments; minimizes warfighter workload; enhances the rate of advance; and moves the warfighter out of the blast zone.

SPECIFICATIONS

Scans a path with a ground penetrating radar and metal detector, marks the explosive hazards detected and neutralizes the explosive hazards while undercover

PROGRAM STATUS

  • 1QFY14: Milestone B, entering Engineering and Manufacturing Development
  • 4QFY14: Contract Award
  • 1QFY15: System Functional Review
  • 2QFY15: Preliminary Design Review
  • 2QFY15: Integrated Baseline Review
  • 4QFY15: Contractor Development Tests initiated
  • 1QFY16: Risk Reduction Test

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

  • 2QFY16: Critical Design Review
  • 3QFY16: Developmental Test
  • 4QFY16: Logistics Demonstration
  • 1QFY17: Limited User Test
  • 3QFY17: Milestone C, entering Production and Deployment
  • 4QFY17: First Article Test

FOREIGN MILITARY SALES

None

CONTRACTORS

  • Carnegie Robotics LLC (Pittsburgh, PA)

PEO

PEO-AMMO