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Old 08-11-2016, 11:57 AM   #1
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Default Land mine-hunting drone aims to rid the world of EVERY ground explosive in under 10 years

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Mine Kafon Drone is an unmanned drone that detonates land mines
Not only is it 20x faster than other methods, it is also 200x cheaper
Mine Kafon Drone built with a 3D mapping system, metal detector and robotic gripping arm to identify and detonate mines in dangerous areas
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...echniques.html


There are an estimated 110 million land mines in the ground
and about 20,000 people are killed or wounded by these hidden
explosions each year. Now a firm is working on a new system
that can clear land mines 20 times faster than the current
technology and rid the world of them in less than 10 years
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Old 08-11-2016, 07:30 PM   #2
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Also be good for finding buried firearms.
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Old 08-11-2016, 08:30 PM   #3
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But detection relies on the land mine having metal content .

In other words , not so useful on ceramic/plastic mines.

IMO it needs an upgrade to ground penetrating radar , which
would probably be difficult due to the amount of power
required .

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Seems to me some of those landmines might still serve a purpose...I suspect a good percentage of that total number is in the NK/SK DMZ
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