QUANTICO MARINE BASE, Va., 9 Dec. 2010. Explosives-detection experts at WM Robots LLC in Colmar, Pa., will provide the U.S. Marine Corps with as many as 1,300 handheld low-metallic-signature mine detectors for use in the Afghanistan war under terms of a maximum $48.6 million contract announced Wednesday. The contract is for handheld low- and non-metallic buried improvised explosive device (IED) detectors.
The contract includes detectors parts blocks, training, and manuals. The company should be finished with the job by December 2013. Awarding the contract were officials of the Marine Corps Systems Command at Quantico Marine Base, Va.