Chemring Ordnance has been awarded a contract to manufacture the MK7 MOD 2 Anti-Personnel Obstacle Breaching System (APOBS) for the US Marine Corps.

The contract has a performance period of three years and an estimated value of $150m if all option quantities are exercised.

The APOBS is a self-contained, one-shot, expendable linear demolition charge, which can be transported and deployed by a two-person team.

The system is capable of safely clearing a footpath through anti-personnel mines and multi-strand wire obstacles, providing protection to the soldiers.

The contract also includes deliveries for the US Army.