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Using ultrasensitive, high-tech radar systems, the blast-survivable Husky detects buried explosives and clears the way for mission success

The Husky MK III Vehicle-Mounted Mine Detector is a single-occupant, mine-resistant vehicle designed to allow Soldiers to safely conduct route clearance missions in rural and urban environments. Fitted with a ground-penetrating radar system that detects buried explosives with a low false alarm rate, the Husky has the ability to pass over pressure-fused landmines without detonating them—the vehicle’s most distinctive feature.  

When an explosive is detected, the Husky marks it for neutralization and disposal, permitting the safe passage of service members and civilians and reducing casualties and damaged vehicles. In the event of an explosion, the Husky’s V-shaped hull protects its operator by deflecting the blast away from the vehicle. Plus, its modular armored design causes the Husky to break apart in a predictable fashion, allowing Soldiers to perform in-field repairs to minimize downtime. Fielded in 2010, the Husky is of paramount importance to military operations where mines and IEDs are common dangers. It has been used extensively in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Key Features

Length: 24.08 feet

Width: 8.3 feet

Height: 11.61 feet

Weight: 18,409 lbs.

Wheelbase: 17.85 feet

Crew: 1

Armament: None 

Fuel range: 497 miles

Fuel capacity: 40 gallons

Engine: Mercedes Benz OM 906 LA 6.4-liter, 6-cylinder turbo diesel

Max power: 150 kW (201 horsepower) at 2,200 rpm 

Max speed: 45 mph sustained, 59 mph burst