Detectors Products VMR3 – Dual-Sensor Detector

VMR3 “Minehound” – Dual-Sensor Detector

Dual-Sensor Detector with LED Display for Metal and Metal-Free Objects

  • Dual-sensor search head with metal detector (MD) and ground-penetrating radar (GPR)
  • Mechanical design with high-quality carbon telescoping carrying bar
  • High sensitivity for high-efficiency soil compensation
  • Detection of minimum metal and metal-free objects such as improvised explosive devices (IEDs)
  • Easily noticeable alarm indication (audio/visual/vibration)

The VMR3 "Minehound" dual-sensor detector is internationally proven. It is ideal for the simultaneous detection of metal and metal-free objects. This is a decisive advantage e.g. for the detection of IEDs.

Two different audio signals help the user distinguish between the ground-penetrating radar (GPR) and metal detector (MD). The MD provides a simple alarm while the GPR supplies information on the depth and dimension of the object. Based on the settings, the audio signals are visually supported by the LED display.

The VMR3 is also characterized by its mechanical features: The use of carbon and glass fiber-reinforced plastic makes it extremely rugged and durable.

It meets high standards for military mine clearance and humanitarian demining.

Suitable for following searches ...

Mines :  Suited for mine detection. Thanks to maximum sensitivity, also reacts to mines with low or no metal content.
UXO* :  Ideal for shallow searching for all types of metal (e. g. unexploded ordnances, submunitions, etc.).
IEDs :  Thanks to a ground-penetrating radar, it is ideal for efficiently searching for objects with low or no metal content.

* Partially restricted

  • Technical Data


    Dual-sensor search head
    Metal detector (MD) and ground-penetrating radar (GPR)
    31.5 x 18 cm (12.40 x 7.09 ")

    Alarm signal
    Visual (LED)/audio/vibration
    1.5 m (1 h at 20 °C)

    102 x 43 x 17 cm (40.15 x 16.93 x 6.70 ")

    *Tolerance ± 3 %

    Ambient conditions

    In accordance with MIL-STD-810F
    (501.4-I, II, 502.4-I, II, 503.4-I, 506.4-III, 512.4-II, 514.5C-I, C-III, 516.5-IV)


    Detector with/without standard battery*
    4.0 kg (8.82 lbs) / 3.54 kg (7.80 lbs)

    Basic package* – Detector in case including standard scope of delivery
    14.60 kg (32.19 lbs)

    *Tolerance ± 10 %

    Disposable/rechargeable battery

    1 x VAP3 7.4 V/5.4 Ah lithium polymer rechargeable battery – Standard
    4 x Mono LR20 1.5 V alkaline battery

    Disposable/rechargeable battery operating time

    VAP3 lithium polymer rechargeable battery: About 8.5 h*
    Alkaline batteries: About 6.5 h*

    *Ambient temperature of about 20 °C, LR20: Varta Industrial, VAP3.

    Subject to changes that serve technical progress.
  • Scope of Delivery

    Basic package | Item No. 2002830010

    Dual-Sensor Detector VMR3, Case, Headset, 2 x Rechargeable battery block VAP3, Charger VAP3, Power adapter for battery charger VAP3, Battery charger VAP3 for 12 V/24V vehicle plug socket , Shoulder straps with pads, Arm strap, Test piece GPR-Flush, Test piece GPR-Deep, Test piece Minehound-Flush, Test piece MD, Universal power plug adapter, Battery compartment VBH3, 4 x Alkaline battery 1.5 V Mono LR20, Operation manual, Field manual

  • Parts/Accessories

    • Case VMR3 Art.-Nr. 2902830064 Rugged case for storage and safe transport of the detector
    • Test piece GPR-Flush Art.-Nr. 2902440095 For testing the sensitivity of the GPR capabiltities
    • Test piece GPR-Deep Art.-Nr. 2902440094 For testing the sensitivity of the GPR capabiltities
    • Test piece Minehound-Flush Art.-Nr. 2902440075 For testing the sensitivity of the metal detection and GPR capabiltities
    • Test piece Art.-Nr. 2909990733 For testing the sensitivity of the metal detection capabiltities
    • Headset VMR3/VMR3G/VR1 Art.-Nr. 2902440026 Lightweight headset for use in a noisy environment
    • Arm strap Art.-Nr. 8909990832 Arm strap for an improved hold of the dectector in operation
    • Shoulder straps with pads VMR2/VMR3/VR1 Art.-Nr. 2902440123 Comfortable shoulder straps for the safe carrying of the detector
    • Rechargable battery block VAP3 Art.-Nr. 2902830035 Fully compatible and rechargeable battery block
    • Battery compartment VBH3 Art.-Nr. 2902830080 Battery compartment allows the operation of the detector with batteries LR20 or alternatively with rechargeable batteries HR 20
    • Battery charger VAP3 Art.-Nr. 2902830018 For charging the battery block VAP3
    • Power adapter for battery charger VAP3 Art.-Nr. 2902440126 Adapter connection for the battery charger VAP3
    • Charging cable for 12V/24V vehicle plug socket Art.-Nr. 2502440006 Vehicle plug socket adapter for the battery charger VAP3
    • Universal power plug adapter Art.-Nr. 9150006102 Power plug adapter for worldwide use of the charger
    • Alkaline battery 1.5 V Mono LR20 Art.-Nr. 5910001006 Standard battery (not rechargeable)
    • Alkaline battery 1.5 V Mono LR20, 3 ea. Art.-Nr. 5910001006S3 Standard battery (not rechargeable)
    • Field manual VMR3 Art.-Nr. 8902830072 Extremley compact operation information
    • Operation manual VMR3 Art.-Nr. 8902830071 Detailed operation information

Service and contact

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