The U.S. Army Contracting Command is has announced intentions to solicit a sole source contract for improvements to the Humanitarian Demining Handheld Standoff Mine Detection System (HSTAMIDS).
HSTAMIDS is a dual sensor mine detector that uses Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) coupled with an improved metal detector, integrated algorithm suite, and enhanced audio features to provide a handheld detection capability, enabling the detection of all types of landmines.
HSTAMIDS-related detection systems include REV4, REV5, REV6, REV7, DELTA deep search detector, and REV8 systems. The DoD needs to conduct research in algorithms to maximize the system capabilities utilizing the country/region specifics and target specific knowledge to fine tune each detector to the highest potential. Several of the aforementioned detectors have been, or soon will be, deployed in the field and it is imperative to establish sustained hardware, software and technical support in order to achieve complete successes.
The selected contractor is L-3 Communications Security and Detection Systems, Inc. CyTerra Division, (known as CyTerra), which has acquired the intellectual property, to include the technical data package, background rights and all of the physical assets associated with the HSTAMIDS Program.
CyTerra is stated to be the sole developer of HSTAMIDS and is the only source with the technical expertise and experience capable of performing the required work and services on the HSTAMIDS and its variants.
The contract period of performance will be 48 months. Further details are available via Solicitation Number: W909MY-15-R-D007.