Winkelmann UK, the specialist UK manufacturer of counter-surveillance and anti-terrorist equipment, supplied an initial five electronic device detector HAWK XD units to the Hyderabad police for use during the Conseil International du Sport Militaire’s (CISM) Military World Games, which were held at Hyderabad and Mumbai, India, from the 14th to the 21st of October 2007. The primary use during the games was to sweep for Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) covertly placed by dissident groups or terrorist organisations.


The HAWK XDi uses advanced techniques, technology and intelligence to detect mines and IEDs within Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and counter-terrorist applications. It detects explosive devices containing electronic components such as remote control receivers, mobile phones, electronic timers, clocks, transceivers, electronic fuses and delayed-action units, whether they are powered or unpowered at the time of the sweep.

Nearly 4,600 military personnel from 89 countries competed in the Fourth CISM Military World Games; in addition there were 3,400 civilian and military volunteers, 17,400 security personnel from the Andhra Pradesh state police and 2,600 home guards involved in the event. Fourteen different disciplines were held: military pentathlon, shooting, parachuting, football, handball, volleyball, sailing, triathlon, athletics, swimming and diving, boxing, judo, and wrestling.