Ukraine: Heavy Drone Bombers Dropping Anti-Tank Mines

Drone warfare in Ukraine is one of the war’s most rapidly evolving elements with considerable innovation and improvisation. In recent weeks several videos have been shared showing large drones dropping TM-62 anti-tank mines. The first video shared on 3 September Read More …

Ukraine will produce its own mine clearance machines

In Ukraine, a machine for preparing the soil for mine clearance was certified. The manufacturer received a certificate of conformity and a declaration of conformity, which allows establishing its production and using it for mine clearance of territories. This was Read More …

Ukraine is now the most mined country. It will take decades to make safe

In a year and a half of conflict, land mines — along with unexploded bombs, artillery shells and other deadly byproducts of war — have contaminated a swath of Ukraine roughly the size of Florida or Uruguay. It has become Read More …

Ukraine: The lethal minefields holding up Kyiv’s counter-offensive

A Ukrainian soldier drags himself through the long grass, one leg trailing limply behind him. Seconds later, a flash of bright orange and a cloud of white smoke mark the spot, just a few metres away, where yet another land Read More …

Landmine Use in Ukraine

This background briefing surveys the types of landmines used in Ukraine since the full-scale Russian invasion began on February 24, 2022. Antipersonnel mines explode by the presence, proximity, or contact of a person, and can kill and injure people long Read More …

Ukraine: How US-supplied anti-tank mines helped defeat a brigade of Russian marines in the battle for Vuhledar

Ukraine’s use of US-supplied remote anti-armor mines has helped stop Russian forces and destroyed its tanks and armored vehicles in the Donetsk region, where fierce fighting has been raging. Multiple videos have circulated on social media appearing to show Russian Read More …

Ukraine: State Duma deputy’s security car blows up on French HPD anti-tank mine in Kherson region

The security car of State Duma deputy Alexander Borodai was reportedly blown up by a mine in the Kherson region, as reported on Monday, November 7. According to military correspondent Chingis Dambiev via his Telegram channel, the State Duma deputy’s Read More …

The US Army is spending $353 million on a suitcase-size weapon that can ‘hear’ and fire armor-piercing slugs at enemy tanks

The US Army is developing a smart anti-tank mine that detects the sounds of enemy vehicles and then destroys them with an armor-piercing slug. Gone are the World War II-era buried mines that resembled dinner plates or Frisbees. The XM204 Read More …

Estonian EFP PK-14 Directional Mines In Ukraine

Recently another interesting anti-tank mine was spotted in use in Ukraine. The Estonian PK-14 or M14 directional mine appeared in photographs which were shared online around 9 September. The PK-14 is a directional mine capable of penetrating about 50mm of Read More …

Lack of funds hampers de-mining efforts in Afghanistan

At a Red Cross hospital in Kabul, a woman helps her young child put on his prosthetic leg. He’s just one of thousands of land-mine victims in Afghanistan. After four decades of war, the country is one of the most Read More …