Detectors Areas of Application Submunition VMXC1-3 – Metal Detector

VMXC1-3 – Metal Detector

Metal Detector for Submunition and UXO

  • Optimized ergonomics for long-term operation in humanitarian and military ordnance removal
  • VALLON UXO Optimization
  • Differentiating ferrous and non-ferrous metals
  • High-efficiency soil compensation
  • Easily noticeable alarm indication (audio/visual/vibration)
  • Button operated pinpoint function

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

The special VALLON UXO firmware provides the basis for use in this demanding field of application. This supports the discrimination of ferrous from non-ferrous metal.

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

* Partially restricted

  • Technical Data


    Active search coil
    UXO search coil, Ø 30 cm (Ø 11.81 in) - Standard
    UXO search coil, Ø 61 cm (Ø 23,62 in)

    Alarm signal
    Visual (LED)/audio/vibration

    IP68, 4 m (1 h at 20°C)


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

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

    *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)

    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
    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.
  • Downloads

  • Scope of Delivery

    Basic package VMXC1-3 | 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

    • Item No. 8902530002 Backpack VMXC1-3 For storage and transport of the detector
    • Item No. 2802530003 Case VMXC1-3 Rugged case for storage and safe transport of the detector
    • Item No. 2902360101 Search coil VMH3CS/VMXC1, oval For the detection of metal
    • Item No. 2902360111 UXO search coil, Ø 60 cm Optimized for the detection of submunition and UXO
    • Item No. 8702360002 Bag UXO search coil large, olive For storage of the large UXO search coil
    • Item No. 2802530001 Carrying bag for UXO search coil, Ø 60 cm For storage of UXO search coil, Ø 60 cm
    • Item No. 8909990832 Arm strap Arm strap for an improved hold of the dectector in operation
    • Item No. 2902530005 Test piece "ferrous" For testing the function "ferrous"
    • Item No. 2902530018 Test piece "non-ferrous" For testing the function "non-ferrous"
    • Item No. 2909990571 Headset VMC1/VMH3CS/VMXC1-1 Lightweight watertight and non magnetic on-ear headphone for use in a noisy environment
    • Item No. 2909990751 Headset adapter 6 Pole, 3rd generation Enables the connection of a standard headset with a 3.5 mm jack socket to the detector
    • Item No. 2909990847 External battery charger 100-240V/50-60Hz, 12V Compact external battery charger for charging NiMH-reachargeable batteries
    • Item No. 5910001006 Alkaline battery 1.5 V Mono LR20 Standard battery (not rechargeable)
    • Item No. 5910001006S3 Alkaline battery 1.5 V Mono LR20, 3 ea. Standard battery (not rechargeable)
    • Item No. 5920001006 Rechargeable battery NiMH 1,2 V Mono HR20/10.000 mAh Rechargeable batteries for long operations
    • Item No. 5920001006S3 Rechargeable battery NiMH 1,2 V Mono HR20/10.000 mAh, 3 ea. Rechargeable batteries for long operations
    • Item No. 2902530008 Operation manual VMXC1-3 Detailed operation information
    • Item No. 2902530009 Field manual VMXC1-3 Extremley compact operation information
    • Item No. 2902530010 Backpack packing sketch VMXC1-3 Illustration of the backpack scope of delivery

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