Schiebel extends mine detecting sets delivery contract with NSPA

19 March 2020 (Last Updated March 19th, 2020 14:09)

Austrian company Schiebel has extended its contract with the Nato Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) for the supply of the AN-19/2 Mine Detecting Sets.

Schiebel extends mine detecting sets delivery contract with NSPA
The AN-19/2 mine detector is used for humanitarian, as well as military purposes. Credit: Nato Support and Procurement Agency.

Austrian company Schiebel has extended its contract with the Nato Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) for the supply of the AN-19/2 Mine Detecting Sets.

The company initially secured the mine detectors contract from NSPA in July 2017. Under this contract, it delivered 700 units of AN-19/2.

As part of the latest extended contract with NSPA, Schiebel will be responsible for the delivery of 900 units of the AN-19/2 Mine Detecting Set.

AN-19/2 is claimed to be one of the world’s most widely used mine detectors for humanitarian and military purposes.

So far, the company has delivered 1,700 units of the AN-19/2 Mine Detecting Set to the NSPA.

Suitable for accurate demining in all climates and terrains, the AN-19/2 Mine Detecting Set has served as the standard detector for various armies, including the US Army (designated AN/PSS-12) and most Nato countries.

The modular design of the set allows it to offer maximum flexibility to the user and ease of maintenance.

For more than ten years, the AN-19/2 has been working effectively in all mine detection roles on the battlefield.

More than 70 hours of battery life allows the detector to last for complete battlefield missions.

Schiebel continuously updated the AN-19/2 mine detection set over the years and its latest version has high sensitivity.

It can also detect all minimum metal content at threat depth and is completely operational in all climates and underwater to a depth of 2m.

Schiebel develops, tests and produces mine detection equipment and the CAMCOPTER S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS).