The U.S. Army is seeking mature technologies for route and area clearance detection of surface laid and buried explosive threats, including Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), landmines, and weapons caches.
Selected systems must be compatible for mounting on platforms currently organic to the US Army Route Clearance Platoon (RCP). These platforms currently include:
- Medium Mine Protected Vehicle (MMPV) Type II
- Husky Mark III vehicle
- Buffalo/Mine Protected Clearance vehicle (MPCV) A2
- RQ 20 PUMA Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)
The probability of detection must be 95% or greater for surface-laid explosive hazards, including antitank landmines, IED’s, UXO, and pressure activated trigger mechanisms. Additional thresholds are detailed in the solicitation for threats buried at 5- and 8-inches overburden.
Interested companies are requested to submit capability statements to the Product Manager for Counter Explosive Hazard (PdM CEH). Further details are available via Solicitation Number: W909MY-15-R-F011. The response deadline is July 29, 2015.