Minelab Wins New Product Design Award For Landmine Detector

2019-12-18 05:30 1147

The world leader in metal detecting technology designed the detector to aid in detecting explosive device components.

ADELAIDE, Australia, Dec. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Minelab has added another award to its list of accolades. This month, the world leader in metal detecting technology was awarded the World Electronics Forum (WEF) "New Product Design" Award for Minelab's MDS-10 Dual Sensor Countermine detector.

Presented to Minelab by Bill McFarlane from Madderns, the award celebrates a new product released to the market within the last two years that has had significant technical innovation and/or significant impact on its target market. This was the first time since 2003 that the WEF has taken place in Australia.

"As an Adelaide based company, Minelab was proud to attend this event that recognises individuals, teams and organisations doing groundbreaking work in electronics, and we were thrilled to receive this award for the MDS-10," remarks Philip Beck, General Manager Engineering and Operations. "We will continue to be innovators and trailblazers advancing technology boundaries and supporting this vitally important equipment throughout the world." 

In 2016, the Australian Department of Defence awarded Minelab a $6.7 million contract to further develop a dual sensor metal detector with enhanced capabilities to aid in the detection of metal and non-metal explosive device components. As a result, the MDS-10 Countermine detector was designed for superior results, combining unique Metal Detection and Ground Penetrating Radar technologies. It is a lightweight and compact alternative to previous dual sensor detectors, while being highly intuitive for users.

The World Electronics Forum (WEF) brings together local electronics companies together with global investors and CEOs, establishing business links, collaboration and investment opportunities.

Minelab is an Australian, multi-award winning business that has successfully scaled world markets to command global leadership in its key areas of operation. Based in Mawson Lakes, South Australia, with offices in Cork, Ireland, Dubai, UAE, Chicago, U.S., and Itajai, Brazil, the company specializes in advanced electronic technologies. Since its origins in 1985, Minelab has been the world leader in providing metal detecting technologies for gold prospecting, treasure hunting and landmine clearance. Through devotion to research and development and innovative design, Minelab is today the major world manufacturer of hand-held metal detector products. Over the past 30 years, Minelab has introduced more innovative and practical technology than any of its competitors and has taken the metal detecting industry to new levels of excellence. Minelab is a Codan Limited company. To learn more about Minelab, visit

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