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NIITEK® Awarded GPR Contract by South Korean Government

Non-Intrusive Inspection Technology Inc. (NIITEK®), Inc., a subsidiary of the Chemring Group PLC ("Chemring"), and now a part of Chemring Sensors & Electronic Systems (CSES), announced that in January 2014, it was awarded a multi-year $765,000 contract for procurement of one VISOR® ground penetrating radar (GPR) system, training and support services. Hyundai-Rotem Company will purchase the GPR from NIITEK® in Dulles, Virginia, for integration into an Autonomous Vehicle in support of the Korean Government Agency for Defense Development’s Autonomous Vehicle Program/Route and Mine Clearance effort. NIITEK® has been developing the VISOR® GPR for the Husky Mine Detection System (HMDS) since 2006 and has successfully supported the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, Canada, Australia, and Spain with GPR systems that have been saving soldiers and civilians lives in Afghanistan. Additionally, NIITEK’s systems have been sold to Italy and most recently Turkey, where they are currently in use along the Turkish-Syrian border.

The VISOR® GPR is a multi-panel high-performance ground penetrating radar system which functions on manned and unmanned, vehicles that provide rapid ability to detect anti-vehicular landmines and other explosive hazards such as improvised explosive devices (IEDs) on main supply routes and open areas.

Chemring is a market leading manufacturing business supplying high technology electronics and energetic products to over sixty countries around the world. Chemring has a diverse portfolio of products that predominantly protect military people and platforms, providing insurance against a constantly changing threat. These range from countermeasures to protect aircraft, to ground penetrating radar that protect troops and vehicles from improvised explosive devices. For more information about Chemring, please go to http://www.chemring.co.uk.

NIITEK®, a Chemring company since 2008, is the world leader in the design, development and production of Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar ("GPR") systems. The Advanced NIITEK® GPR systems are at the leading edge of mine detection technology with over several hundred systems successfully being used by U.S. and Coalition forces in Afghanistan. For more information about NIITEK®, please go to http://www.niitek.com.

Hyundai-Rotem produces railway vehicles to include high-speed trains, light rail vehicles, locomotives and passenger coaches; ground weapon systems such as the K1A1 Main Battle Tank (MBT), the K1 Armored Recovery Vehicle (ARV) and the Armored Vehicle Launched Bridge (AVLB); as well as Plant & Machinery such as presses, steel making, automobile systems and environmental plants. Hyundai-Rotem continuously conducts R&D activities which include national R&D projects for the South Korean defense industry. For more information about Hyundai-Rotem, please go to https://www.hyundai-rotem.co.kr/Eng/Company/RotemInfo.asp.

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