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Spanish Army Selects Critical Solutions International's Husky Mounted Detection System As Their Threat Detection Solution



    Spanish Army Selects Critical Solutions International's Husky Mounted
             Detection System As Their Threat Detection Solution

PR Newswire

CARROLLTON, Texas, Jan. 28, 2013

CARROLLTON, Texas, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Critical Solutions
International (CSI) announced today that the Spanish Army has procured the
Husky Mounted Detection System (HMDS™) with ground penetrating radar as their
Vehicle Mounted Mine Detection (VMMD) solution.  This is the first acquisition
of the HMDS by Spain and represents a critical enhancement in the mine
clearance capability of the Spanish deployed force.  Known for its
survivability, the Husky combines advanced ground penetrating radar and
sensors to detect buried mines and Improvised Explosive Devices (IED's).

CSI has delivered six Husky vehicle systems as well as spare parts and
training support for fielding in 2013.  The contract was awarded to CSI and
its supply chain partners DCD Protected Mobility, a division of DCD (Pty)
Ltd., NIITEK, part of the Chemring Group PLC, and Eleycon 21 of Spain.  The
program is valued at more than $20 million and will support Spanish combat
engineers as well as NATO soldiers deployed to Afghanistan.

Two operators. Longer missions. Sophisticated sensors.
Prompted by the need for longer mission duration and enhanced detection
capability, the two-operator Husky MK III landmine and IED detection vehicle
was originally developed and delivered to the U.S. Army.  The two-operator
Husky vehicle is built with the same protection, survivability, and mobility
characteristics as the renowned single-operator Husky vehicle.  The addition
of a second on-board operator allows the Husky driver to focus on vehicle
control and situational awareness, while the second operator monitors and
analyzes the advanced sensor systems and the operational environment.  The
U.S. Army recognized this life-saving vehicle design with an Innovation of the
Year Award for 2010.

"By choosing the Husky Mounted Detection System, the Spanish Government has
made a significant investment in saving lives and enhancing the capability of
the Spanish Army," said Mike McCormack, CEO of CSI.  "With two operators,
increased mission capability, and the most advanced sensors available today,
the Husky platform equipped with NIITEK's ground penetrating radar provides
the essential technology for route clearance and helps protect the lives of
service members and civilians who live in combat environments.  We are honored
to have been awarded this contract and are looking forward to working with the
Government of Spain and the Spanish Army."

About Critical Solutions International (CSI) – CSI is a world leader in the
development, manufacturing, and service support of blast-protected vehicles
with land mine, improvised explosive device, and unexploded ordinance
detection capability.  An essential supplier of the U.S. countermine and
humanitarian demining community, CSI's products lead the way in the safe
detection and identification of hidden threats.  For more information, please
visit www.c-s-i.com.

About Eleycon 21 – Founded in 2002, Eleycon 21 is a provider of Electronics
and Telecommunications solutions leveraging best of breed solutions to the
Spanish Ministry of Defence, Guardia Civil (Spanish Gendarmerie), local
Police, Servicio de Vigilancia Aduanera (Customs), and the Centro Nacional de
Inteligencia (National Intelligence Center).

Press Contact
David Costello
Tel: 617.875.2492
david.costello@c-s-i.com
www.c-s-i.com   

SOURCE Critical Solutions International

Website: http://www.c-s-i.com
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