The first shipment of an Indian army order for almost 3000 metal detectors from South Australia’s world-leading countermine equipment company, Minelab Electronics, leaves Adelaide shortly.
The equipment is part of one of the single biggest supply contracts for metal detectors awarded anywhere in the world in the past 10 years.
Minelab Electronics, is part of the ASX-listed Codan group (ASX:CDA), which has increased its workforce and introduced a three-shift, 24-hour-operation at its manufacturing facility at Newton to ensure the initial batch of 500 detectors is ready for delivery to India’s Ministry for Home Affairs in the first part of December – as well as accommodating increasing global demand for Minelab products.
The mine detectors are part of an A$6 million (US$5.5 million) contract awarded to Minelab for the supply to the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) of 2999 of the Company’s internationally-renowned F3 detectors.
Minelab’s flagship countermine equipment will be used throughout India by para-military forces for the detection of landmines, improvised explosive devices and weapon caches as part of the country’s routine security operations.
“Our team has been working tirelessly around the clock to ensure we honour our commitment to have our first delivery of detectors to the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs in the first part of December,” Minelab’s General Manager, Mr Peter Charlesworth, said today.