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How Unmanned Bomb Disposal is Saving Lives

One of the biggest problems with explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) is the risk to the lives of the people carrying out the disposal operation.  Many heroic people have died over the years trying to make areas safe and reduce the risk to others.  But the development of technology and improved unmanned explosive ordnance disposal robots…
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The Effects of Landmines in North East Nigeria

Now in its ninth year, the conflict in North East Nigeria has developed into a major regional crisis. With fighting having spread into neighbouring areas of Cameroon, Chad and Niger, the Lake Chad basin has seen some of the world’s most intense conflict and large-scale displacement. This is exacerbating a protracted conflict and humanitarian emergency…
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Mine Clearance Equipment in Mine Action – Zimbabwe

For thousands of people in Zimbabwe, a common sight is a sign that reads ‘beware of the landmines’ which are posted close to their homes.  These landmines are a leftover from the Liberation War which took place in the 1970’s and saw thousands of kilometres of landmines laid along the border with Mozambique and Zambia.…
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How Technology Has Changed Demining for the Better

The concept of demining has been around as long as the concept of creating and placing mines.  When military forces first introduced landmines to the battlefield, they realised that after the conflict had ended, they would need to remove them.  But how has technology changed demining over the years? Original minesweeping One of the early…
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