Annex A. Science And Technology Objectives (STOs)
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)


III.M.09. Mine Hunter/Killer (Proposed ATD). Mine Hunter Killer will demonstrate an integrated system concept for autonomous detection and destruction of mines at maneuver speeds. By FY96, demonstrate an infrared detection scheme on a combat vehicle and transition to Vehicle Mounted Mine Detector ATD. By FY97, test and evaluate explosive neutralization technologies and select baseline concept for Mine Hunter Killer demonstration. By FY98, complete design of explosive neutralizer. By FY99, complete enhancements to detection sensors and integrate these pieces into a single system for static testing. By FY00, integrate Mine Hunter Killer system onto a surrogate tactical platform and demonstrate the ability to both detect and kill mines at a standoff range. This integration can provide a 10 fold increase in neutralization range (5 meters to 50 meters) and a two fold increase in breaching speed (5 mph to 10 mph). This system will be capable of detecting unexploded ordnances (UXOs) as well as mines.

Supports: Joint Countermine ACTD, Hit Avoidance, FCS.

STO Manager: TSO: TRADOC POC:
Ricky Stanfield Carolyn Nash Charles Campbell
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