Vallon, a global operator and producer of mine sensors and UXO bomb locators, is intending to showcase its MINEHOUND VMR2 dual mine detector to its partners in Azerbaijan.
The device was exhibited at the IDEX 2011, International Defense Exhibition held in Abu Dhabi.
According to Michael Wieder, sales manager at Vallon, the device has specific multiple features. The company provided the device to various global mine-clearing companies using mine sensors, including its Azerbaijani partner. The US Navy has also shown an interest in procuring the device.
According to Alex Donnison, sales manager, Cobham Technical Services, the device was offered along with the Cobham ground penetrating radar. The system can also be deployed to track both the metal and metal-free objects. It has dual transmitters and can detect metal-free particles at a depth of 40-sm, and metal objects at greater depths. The Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Actions is currently deploying the sensors in mine-clearance operations.