MineHound VMR3G

General Information

The MINEHOUND VMR3G is a state-of-the-art dual sensor detector, comprising a high-performance metal detector (MD) produced by Vallon GmbH and a leading-edge ground penetrating radar (GPR) developped by Cobham Technical Services (Cobham, United Kingdom).

Using high quality and lightweight materials like for example carbon and glass fibre reinforced plastic, makes the unit robust and light at the same time. It has been designed specifically for use in the most challenging military and humanitarian operations. Its capability to detect IEDs makes the VMR3G a perfect choice for many search tasks. Both detection systems (MD + GPR) can be activated separately or together.

The MINEHOUND VMR3G is characterised by its easyto-read display and clear readings:

• graphic view of the alarms MD and GPR

• graphic view of the GPR parameters

• battery power level

• sensitivity

• language

The MD function is the prime search capability and offers a highly sensitive technology to locate even minimum metal mines (such as PMA3 and M14). The GPR provides additional information on the objects in the ground.

The GPR is a time-domain radar transmitting short pulses. A dedicated state of the art DSP processor controls the signal generation and processing functions as well as the display.

The GPR detects even mines with minimum or zero metal content which are normally difficult to locate using metal detection techniques alone.

This means that metallic clutter, which commonly cause false alarms such as bullet casings, small arms rounds and shrapnel, is rejected by the system.


Technical Specifications

Measuring principle : Dual sensor MD + GPR
Weight (ready for operation) : approx. 4.2 kg with one Li-polymer battery
Telescopic bar length : approx. 53 - 92 cm (handgrip - search head)
Dimensions of search head
: approx. 17.8 x 31.4 cm
Power Supply
:Lithium Polymer cells,rechargeable,additional: battery compartment for 4 x 1.5 V, D-cells
additional : battery compartment for 4 x 1.5 V, D-cells
Power consumption
: approx. 5 W
Operation Temperature
: -30 °C to +63 °C
Storage Temperature
: -30 °C to +71 °C

Environmental conditions

:to MIL STD 810F F501.4-I, II, F502.4-I, II, F503, 4-I, F506.4-III, F512.4-II, F516.5-IV
Soil programmes (MD)

: normal soil, mineral soil

: 0.2 m

Alarm signal

: audio (volume adjustable),visual, vibration

Transport case

: 102 x 43 x 17 cm




: N = normal soil, M = mineral soil, SETUP, increase / reduce sensitivity, increase / reduce volume,soil compensation

Sweep speed

: < 1.5 m/sec


: Headset,Firmware upgrade

Performance MD / GPR

Operation in all conventional soil conditions worldwide. The GPR detects objects in almost all soil conditions, but not in heavy clay (like used for pottery) or salt water.



- military mine detection applications

- police mine detection applications

- border security/clearance applications

- field mine clearance applications