Soldiers could soon use VR to practice recognizing IEDs

While UCF staff member Shane Reynolds leads his avatar with his iPad through a virtual minefield, small beeps and whistles reveal the plague of the modern war zone: improvised explosive devices or IEDs. He has to take his time to Read More …

In Sahel, French troops hunt hidden menace of jihadist landmines

The unit commander’s order crackles over the radio and the column of French armoured vehicles en route between Burkina Faso and Mali comes to a sudden halt. In the Sahel scrub some 50 kilometres (31 miles) from Deou, in northern Read More …

Schonstedt Magnetic Locators Support Somalia Demining Efforts

In collaboration with the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), four Magnetic Locators from Schonstedt Instrument Company have deployed to Somalia, approximately 6 miles north of the nation’s capital, Mogadishu, to locate explosive remnants of war (ERW). About the Site Read More …

China donates mine-clearance equipment, vehicles to Cambodia

China donated mine-clearance equipment, vans, and motorcycles to the Cambodian Mine Action Authority (CMAA) on Monday. The donation included mine detectors, demining personal protective equipment outfits and helmets, exploding initiators, vans, and motorcycles, among others. Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Wang Read More …

South Korea gives Vietnam bomb detectors

The Việt Nam National Mine Action Centre (VNMAC) on Tuesday received 200 explosive detectors donated by the government of the Republic of Korea (RoK). The detectors will be used for a project on reducing the impacts of unexploded devices left Read More …

New NATO scientific projects to help with the fight against terrorism

Three technologies on detection and clearance of improvised explosive devices (IEDs), namely a semi-autonomous robot for detection of mines and IEDs, a lightweight and easy-to-use mine detector and a handheld detector for dirty bombs, were successfully tested in Florence, Italy Read More …