Countering the Threat Posed by Improvised Explosive Devices

Cobham Antenna Systems is a leader in military land systems for Counter Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) capability and through the supply of state-of-the-art integrated tactical communications systems.



Cobham continues to work in close partnership with the UK Government to share its world leading know-how and equipment and today more than 150,000 communication systems have been supplied to our partners and allies. Together with Vallon GmbH, the manufacturer of Minehound, over 9,500 Counter IED detectors have been supplied worldwide.


The legacy of asymmetric warfare continues to be a major issue for many Governments around the globe.  IEDs continue to kill and maim indiscriminately, restricting freedom of manoeuvre of military, police, peacekeepers and civilians alike.  Cobham has developed a range of handheld and vehicle mounted sensor technologies to combat these threats.  Minehound is the market leading dual sensor detector, developed and manufactured in partnership with Vallon GmbH, and it continues to play a central role in Counter IED operations worldwide.

Our reliable partner Vallon GmbH is about to bring this DTMD detector under the "Make in India" programme to India to support the Security Forces and Armed Forces clear mined areas and disrupt terrorist activities through the detection of buried threats.


Effective communications remains of paramount importance at the tactical edge and Cobham's digital Vehicle Intercom Systems (VIS), advanced mast systems, as well as its wide range of high performance UHF, VHF, resilient GPS and microwave antennas are in use in for the most demanding of military applications.  Cobham's revolutionary Integrated Communications Environment (ICE) technology provides a means to not only integrate multi-radio communications systems on to land vehicle platforms, but also to allow tactical terrestrial and satellite communications systems to co-exist with electronic counter measures (ECM) equipment.  This offers military and police an unparalleled force protection capability, a key enabler to ensuring that freedom of manoeuvre is maintained, even in an environment where asymmetric threats are in widespread use.


For more information please on our tactical communications and integrated counter IED solutions, visit Cobham in Hall 7, Stand 7.1.1.q and for more information on Minehound, visit Vallon GmbH on the RK&Sons stand Hall 5, Stand 5.1.2.c or on


For more information, datasheets, or variants please contact Cobham Antenna Systems:
T: +44 (0)1628 498132


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About Cobham Antenna Systems

Providing peace of mind with resilient data transmission solutions for mission critical operations.

We are a market-leading supplier of advanced, ultra-reliable integrated systems for avionics, radar, communications and satcom applications.

Though continual innovation we are able to supply highly resilient, totally dependable solutions with low through-life costs that deliver outstanding performance and outstanding value.


About Cobham 

The most important thing we build is trust.

We protect lives and livelihoods with our differentiated technology and know-how, operating with a deep insight into customer needs and agility. Our innovative range of technologies and services solve challenging problems in harsh environments across commercial, defence and security markets, from deep space to the depths of the ocean, specialising in meeting the growing demand for data, connectivity and bandwidth.


We employ more than 11,500 people on five continents, and have customers and partners in over 100 countries, with market leading positions in: wireless, audio, video and data communications, including satellite communications; defence electronics; air-to-air refuelling; aviation services; life support and mission equipment.



Paul Curtis
Product Manager,
Cobham Antenna Systems
T : +44 (0) 1628 498132

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