Schiebel Introduces the COMID™ COMPACT MINE DETECTOR


Vienna / London, 15 September 2015 – Schiebel, renowned for the development and production of a wide range of proven mine detection equipment, presents its new generation hand-held COMID™ Compact Mine Detector at the DSEI (Defence and Security Equipment International) in London.

As always for Schiebel, the interest of its many existing humanitarian demining and military customers was considered a vital element in the research process of the COMID™. Many years of experience and development have produced a mine detector that incorporates advanced technology whilst retaining all of the proven and trusted capabilities of Schiebel’s mine detection product range with the most operational benefits possible. With the COMID™ Compact Mine Detector, simplicity meets precision.

Schiebel’s latest mine detector is characterized by easy handling in static search, quick calibration and improved visual and acoustic support functions, helping the user to implement the required actions quickly and safely. The COMID™ is able to consistently locate both large and small targets with precision and ease.

Simplified pin-pointing is made possible with different audio and visual signals for the left and right halves of the search head, aiming at maximum support with minimal training effort. Furthermore, the tone modulation varies depending on the size and geometry of as well as the distance to the detected object. Always in the visual field, an LED display, integrated in the search head, minimizes the risk of distraction.

Enhanced ground and saltwater compensation eliminates the difficulties of the terrain, helping the deminer to focus on his essential work in all types of military and humanitarian operations. The most recent ground calibration is retained for a steady workflow. The COMID™ design is totally compatible with its ATMID™ and AN/19-2 (U.S. Army designation AN/PSS-12) predecessors. Search head and electronics card / unit can easily be replaced for cost-efficient upgrade of older systems. The addition of an infrared data port allows the quick update with new software versions.

Hans Georg Schiebel, owner and chairman of Schiebel comments, “With the introduction of the COMID™, we are continuing to expand our expertise in mine detection technology and our reputation for product effectiveness, service and quality keeps growing. Wherever mines or unexploded ordnance impact, our detectors will be there to provide our customers safe conduct.”

Please visit us London at the DSEI 2015 at the Austrian Pavilion, Hall 4, Booth No. S9-160.

About Schiebel:

Founded in 1951, the Vienna-based Schiebel Group focuses on the development, testing and production of state-of-the-art mine detection equipment and the revolutionary CAMCOPTER© S-100 Unmanned Air

System (UAS). Schiebel has built an international reputation for producing quality defense and humanitarian products, which are backed by exceptional after-sales service and support. In 2010,

Schiebel’s new composite division has started to supply high-tech customers with products of supreme carbon fiber technology – all quality-controlled to meet ISO 9001 standards. With headquarters in Vienna (Austria), Schiebel now maintains production facilities in Wiener Neustadt (Austria) and Abu Dhabi (UAE), as well as offices in Washington DC (USA) and Phnom Penh (Cambodia).

About the Schiebel Mine Detection Product Range:

Schiebel’s reputation was first gained through the AN-19/2 Mine Detecting Set (U.S. Army designation AN/PSS-12), a minimum-metal mine detector that is in use in many major demining operations worldwide. The AN-19/2 is the standard mine detector for the United States Army as well as many other modern military organizations. Based on this proven technology, Schiebel has gone on to produce a variety of mine detectors to fit specific requirements. One such innovation is the MIMID™ Miniature Mine Detector. It combines the well-proven technology of the AN-19/2 with a small, collapsible design that makes it ideal for its use by light and special forces. Schiebel entered a new generation in handheld mine detection with the ATMID™ All Terrain Mine Detector. The ATMID™ is engineered specifically to detect low-metal-content mines in all types of soils and terrain conditions. To expand the capability of its demonstrated mine detection technology to a vehicle-based search-and-mark system, Schiebel introduced the VAMIDS™ Vehicular Array Mine Detection System. VAMIDS™ is a versatile, cost-effective system which can quickly locate mines on roads, tracks and open country. The system is capable of operating at speeds of up to ten kilometers per hour while providing real-time detection. The COMID™ Compact Mine Detector represents the latest development in Schiebel’s mine detection technology. It is characterized by easy handling in static search, quick calibration and improved visual and acoustic support functions, helping the user to implement the required actions quickly and safely.


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Andrea Blama

Tel: +43 (1) 546 26-44

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