Detectors Products Metal Detectors VMR3 – Dual-Sensor Detector

VMR3 “Minehound” – Dual-Sensor Detector

Dual-Sensor Detector with LED Display

  • Dual-sensor search head with metal detector (MD) and ground-penetrating radar (GPR)
  • Rugged mechanical design with high-quality carbon telescoping carrying bar
  • High sensitivity combined with 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 acoustic 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.).
IED* :  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 in)

    Alarm signal
    Visual (LED)/audio/vibration

    IP68, 1.5 m (1 h at 20 °C)


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

    *Tolerance ± 3 %

    Ambient conditions

    In accordance with MIL-STD-810G
    (501.5-I, II, 502.5-I, II, 503.5, 506.5, 512.5, 514.6-C-II & C-VI, 516.6)

    Ambient temperature

    -31°C – + 63°C (-24°F – +145°F)

    Storage temperature

    -51°C – +71°C (-60°F – +160°F)


    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.
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  • Scope of Delivery

    Basic package VMR3 | 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

    • Item No. 2902830064 Case VMR3 Rugged case for storage and safe transport of the detector
    • Item No. 2902440095 Test piece "GPR-Flush" For testing the sensitivity of the GPR capabiltities
    • Item No. 2902440094 Test piece "GPR-Deep" For testing the sensitivity of the GPR capabiltities
    • Item No. 2902440075 Test piece "Minehound-Flush" For testing the sensitivity of the metal detection and GPR capabiltities
    • Item No. 2909990733 Test piece with adjustment plate for brake screw Test piece for a functional check of the metal detector with an adjustment plate attached
    • Item No. 2902440026 Headphone VMR3/VMR3G/VR1 Lightweight watertight and non magnetic on-ear headphone for use in a noisy environment
    • Item No. 8909990832 Arm strap Arm strap for an improved hold of the dectector in operation
    • Item No. 2902440123 Shoulder straps with pads VMR2/VMR3/VR1 Comfortable shoulder straps for the safe carrying of the detector
    • Item No. 2902830035 Rechargable battery block VAP3 Rechargeable Li-Po battery block
    • Item No. 2902830080 Battery compartment VBH3 Battery compartment allows the operation of the detector with batteries LR20 or alternatively with rechargeable batteries HR 20
    • Item No. 2902830018 Battery charger VAP3 For charging the battery block VAP3
    • Item No. 2902440126 Power adapter for battery charger VAP3 Adapter connection for the battery charger VAP3
    • Item No. 2502440006 Charging cable for 12V/24V vehicle plug socket Vehicle plug socket adapter for the battery charger VAP3
    • Item No. 9150006102 Universal power plug adapter Power plug adapter for worldwide use of the charger
    • Item No. 5910001006 Alkaline battery 1.5 V Mono LR20 Standard battery (not rechargeable)
    • Item No. 5910001006S4 Alkaline battery 1.5 V Mono LR20, 4 ea. Standard battery (not rechargeable)
    • Item No. 8902830072 Field manual VMR3 Extremley compact operation information
    • Item No. 8902830071 Operation manual VMR3 Detailed operation information

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