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Made in SA: US army buys 35 mine-hunters

The United States army has bought 35 more “Chubby” mine-hunting systems from Dorbyl RSD. The system, already in use by the US army corps of engineers, detects mines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) using ground penetrating radar. In 2003, a complete system sold for $1,5-million (R10-million), meaning the present deal is worth at least $52,5-million (R350-million). The system comprises a mine-hunting vehicle, nicknamed a “Meerkat”, a mine-detonating trailer with a mixed wheel base, sometimes called a “sled” and a towing vehicle, called a “Husky.” Full Story

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