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VMXC1-3 – Metal Detector

Metal Detector for Searching for Submunitions and UXO

  • Optimized ergonomics for long-term operation in humanitarian and military ordnance removal
  • VALLON UXO firmware for differentiating ferrous and non-ferrous metals
  • High-efficiency soil compensation
  • Easily noticeable alarm indication (audio/visual/vibration)
  • Pinpoint button for a higher degree of location detection accuracy

The VMXC1-3 metal detector has been developed specifically for professional detection of relatively large objects containing metal, such as submunitions, grenades and shells.

The special VALLON UXO firmwareprovides the basis for use in this demanding field of application. This enables reliable differentiation between ferrous and non-ferrous metals for example.

The mechanical design ensures low-fatigue work, even during assignments lasting several hours. The VMXC1-3 is especially well-suited to work in very lateritic soils that trigger too many false positives for conventional magnetometers.

Suitable for following searches ...

UXO* :  Suited for searching for metal parts (such as shells, grenades, submunitions, etc.) down to moderate depths. Distinguishes between ferrous and non-ferrous metals thanks to UXO firmware.

* Partially restricted

  • Technical Data


    Active search coil
    UXO search coil Ø 30 cm (Ø 11.81 ")

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

    Backpack* – Standard
    53 x 32 x 15 cm (20.87 x 12.60 x 5.90 ")

    65 x 50 x 25 cm (25.59 x 19.68 x 9.84 ")

    *Tolerance ± 3 %

    Ambient conditions

    In accordance with MIL-STD-810F
    (F501.4-I, II, F502.4-I, II, F503.4-I, F506.4-III, F512.4-II, F516.5-IV)


    Detector with/without standard battery*
    2.7 kg (5.95 lbs)/2.3 kg (5.07 lbs)

    Basic package* – Detector in backpack including standard scope of delivery
    4,2 kg (9,25 lbs)

    Basic package in case*
    11.4 kg (25.13 lbs)

    *Tolerance ± 10 %

    Disposable/rechargeable battery

    3 x Mono LR20 1.5 V alkaline battery – Standard
    3 x Mono HR20 1.2 V NiMH rechargeable battery

    Disposable/rechargeable battery operating time

    Alkaline batteries: About 25 h*
    NiMH rechargeable batteries (10,000 mAh): About 28 h*

    *Ambient temperature of about 20 °C, LR20: Varta Industrial, HR20: NiMH rechargeable batteries.

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

    Basic package | Item No. 2002530411

    Metal Detector VMXC1-3, Backpack, Test piece Iron, Test piece Non-Iron, 3 x Alkaline battery 1.5 V Mono LR20, Operation manual, Field manual, Backpack packing sketch

  • Parts/Accessories

    • Backpack VMXC1-3 Art.-Nr. 8902530002 For storage and transport of the detector
    • Case VMXC1-1 Art.-Nr. 2802530002 Rugged case for storage and safe transport of the detector
    • Search coil, oval Art.-Nr. 2902360101 For the detection of metal parts
    • UXO search coil, Ø 60 cm Art.-Nr. 2902360111 Detektion von UXO
    • Carrying bag for UXO search coil VS60, Ø 60 cm, olive Art.-Nr. 8702360002 For storage of UXO search coil VS60, Ø 60 cm
    • Carrying bag for UXO search coil, Ø 60 cm Art.-Nr. 2802530001 For storage of UXO search coil, Ø 60 cm
    • Test piece "ferrous" Art.-Nr. 2902530005 For testing the function "ferrous"
    • Test piece "non-ferrous" Art.-Nr. 2902530018 For testing the function "non-ferrous"
    • Headset VMC1/VMH3CS/VMXC1-1 Art.-Nr. 2909990571 Lightweight headset for use in a noisy environment
    • Headset adapter 6 Pole Art.-Nr. 2909990751 Enables the connection of a standard headset with a 3.5 mm jack socket to the detector
    • External battery charger 100-240V/50-60Hz, 12V Art.-Nr. 5900001010 Compact external battery charger for charging NiMH-reachargeable batteries
    • 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)
    • Rechargable battery NiMH 1,2 V Mono HR20/10.000 mAh Art.-Nr. 5920001006 Rechargeable batteries for long operations
    • Rechargable battery NiMH 1,2 V Mono HR20/10.000 mAh, 3 ea. Art.-Nr. 5920001006S3 Rechargeable batteries for long operations
    • Operation manual VMXC1-3 Art.-Nr. 2902530008 Detailed operation information
    • Field manual VMXC1-3 Art.-Nr. 2902530009 Extremley compact operation information
    • Backpack packing sketch VMXC1-3 Art.-Nr. 2902530010 Illustration of the backpack scope of delivery

Service and contact

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