Switzerland to send demining experts to Sudan

The unarmed experts will support the planning and carrying out of demining operations as part of an international peace mission, according to the defence ministry. Peace and stability in the African country is also in the interest of Switzerland, the Read More …

Myanmar: Landmines to be cleared in Arakan State

Col Min Than, Arakan, State Minister for Security and Border Affairs announced the Tatmadaw will carry out mine clearance after the Tatmadaw and the AA signed an agreement on the deployment of troops in Arakan State. The State Minister added Read More …

New Zealand gives $3.8M to Cambodia for clearance of landmines

New Zealand has awarded Cambodia a NZ$5.9 million ($3.8 million) grant to assist mine-clearing operations for six years in Battambang, Banteay Meanchey and Pailin provinces. The grant coincided with Pailin authorities clearing 10 MD82B landmines in Pramay Kha commune in Read More …

Government agrees Swiss soldiers can support UN humanitarian demining

A group of four Swiss army officers is set to help a United Nations agency in Geneva with its humanitarian demining activities. The Federal Council (executive body) on Friday agreed that the Swiss soldiers can help set up an information Read More …

Armenian Military Engineers Cleared 37.6 Acres Of Syrian Land Since Feb 2019 – Authorities

Armenian military engineers have demined 15.2 hectares (37.6 acres) of territory in Syria since February 2019, the Armenian Center for Humanitarian Demining and Expertise said on Tuesday. On February 8, 2019, an Armenian humanitarian mission of 83 people began work in Syria’s Aleppo city. It was set to demine territories Read More …

Glyndwr University researcher seeks real world data to develop AI landmine clearance

A landmine research project which aims to develop an artificial intelligence approach to mine clearance is being developed at Wrexham Glyndwr University. The project – which is currently in its developmental stages – is being developed by Computing PhD student Read More …

Zimbabwean de-mining expertise ends deadly Falklands landmine legacy

Thirty-seven years ago, soldiers from Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands, planting thousands of the weapons. British troops may have liberated the islanders, but a few dozen Zimbabweans keep them safe now. For the past decade, the Zimbabwean contractors have cleared Read More …