|Minelab F3 Compact mine detector (File Photo)|
Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, welcomed the signing of an innovation collaboration agreement between Minelab Electronics and the Department of Defence today.
The collaboration will deliver a production-ready prototype of a new Counter Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Handheld Detector for the Australian Defence Force (ADF).
“This is a perfect example of leveraging world class engineering from an Australian enterprise to produce the lightest, most compact, and most capable ground search device available anywhere”, Minister Pyne said.
Minelab has been working with Defence since 2014 to develop a prototype handheld detector that would meet the need for a smaller, lighter device which would improve the quality and speed of detecting explosive devices.