Husky Mounted Detection System (HMDS)
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The Husky Mounted Detection System (HMDS) is a counter explosive hazard system that provides standoff detection and marking of metallic and low-metallic surface-laid, shallow-buried antitank landmines, trigger mechanisms and deep buried improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in support of area access route clearance operations. HMDS is a mission equipment package mounted on current and programmed Husky vehicles organic to engineer units.


HMDS is the only vehicle-mounted sensor in the Army inventory capable of interrogating and detecting buried explosive hazards. It provides increased standoff distance and protection for the operator. HMDS will operate in complex and urban terrain, minimize warfighter workload and move the warfighter out of the blast zone.


The baseline HMDS ground penetrating radar system (variant used in theater and being fielded as a program of record to the force) will be modified incrementally to provide additional capability through four Engineering Change Proposals (ECP).

  • ECP 1: Wire Detection and Infrared Illumination for detection of victim operated IED indicators and improved night operations
  • ECP 2: Upgraded Mission Computer and Risk Management Framework compliance
  • ECP 3: Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar
  • ECP 4: Deep buried and degraded radar environment detection capability


4QFY17: Milestone C, entered Production and Deployment.


  • Hardware Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract award
  • ECP 1 and 2 Development and Integration Contract Award


2QFY19: Development Test and Limited User Test for ECP 1 and 2
3QFY19: Initial Operational Capability of HMDS baseline system to the Army
2QFY20: Production and Engineering Support IDIQ contract (supports production and ECP 3 and 4 development)


  • Chemring Sensors & Electronic Systems (Sterling, VA)