The GSTAMIDS program team was "on to something," said former PM AMS Deputy Dennis Haag.
A former member of the GSTAMIDS team explained that more than 25 add-on capabilities have been integrated into the Buffalo, including ire suppression, additional armor, an air digger and other survivability capabilities.
The QR sensors will not be part of GSTAMIDS until the Block I upgrade, Green said in an interview.
The benefit that QR brings to the GSTAMIDS is that it can confirm or deny the presence of explosives without having to dig up every suspect object, explained Vivian George, Army project engineer.
The concept for the GSTAMIDS Block I is to have the mine-detection vehicle upfront and a separate QR-equipped vehicle following behind.
is a follow on to the remote-control Vehicle Mounted Mine Detector [VMMD] that gets the man out of the loop.
It should contain a Ground Standoff Minefield-Detection System (GSTAMIDS
) and other future detection and detonation equipment for use in conjunction with the dump trailer.