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IED detectors supplied to Indian police for Military World Games.

Winkelmann UK : 25 October, 2007  (Application Story)
Military world games in Hyderabad and Mumbai to be protected from covert positioning of explosive devices by electronic device detectors supplied by Winkelmann UK.
Winkelmann UK has supplied an initial five Electronic Device Detector HAWK XD units to the Hyderabad Police for use during the CISM Military World Games being hosted at Hyderabad and Mumbai, India, from October 14-21. The primary use during the games will be to sweep for IEDs covertly placed by dissident groups or terrorist organizations.

The HAWK XDi uses advanced techniques, technology and intelligence to detect mines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) within explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) and counter terrorist applications. It detects explosive devices containing electronic components such as remote control receivers, mobile phones, electronic timers, clocks, transceivers, electronic fuses and delayed-action units, whether they are powered or unpowered at the time of the sweep.

Nearly 4600 military personnel from 89 countries competed in the Fourth Conseil International du Sport Militaire's (CISM) Military World Games; in addition there were 3400 civilian and military volunteers, 17400 security personnel from the Andhra Pradesh State Police and 2600 home guards involved in the event. Fourteen different disciplines were held: military pentathlon, shooting, parachuting, football, handball, volleyball, sailing, triathlon, athletics, swimming and diving, boxing, judo and wrestling.
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