What is Unexploded Ordnance?
Unexploded Ordnance are explosive weapons or bombs that did not function as designed when they were employed but still pose certain risks should they unexpectedly detonate. These munitions can come in the form of bullets, shells, grenades, land mines or naval mines and they may still pose a threat even if they originate from many decades ago!
You may think these devices that have been dormant for decades are no threat or risk to the land and surrounding areas.However, this ordnance is as much of a risk now as it was when it was fired, dropped or laid; a ‘ticking time bomb’ so to speak.
Here are some facts taken from a journal in the JAMA Network about the impact of Unexploded Ordnance:
- Landmines and unexploded ordnance pose a significant public health risk and economic threat worldwide.
- Approximately 60 million to 70 million landmines are placed in about 70 countries.
- An estimated 24 000 individuals, mostly civilians, are killed or injured by landmines and unexploded ordnance worldwide every year.
What Can Armtrac Do To Help?
We also provide a means of Technical Survey in Land Release Operations. Our staff are extremely well trained with our Managing Director having 20 years experience in these operations and manufacture. We make sure our equipment is of the highest quality and our company have an on-going research and development programme to make disposing of unexploded ordnance even easier!
We offer lots of service and support including Field Support, Maintenance as well as training on how to carry out the necessary maintenance, and also training to help those using our equipment feel more comfortable about how the machine works and how it is controlled.
Disposing of unexploded ordnance has to be done in a safe and secure way with a reliable and trustworthy machine and operator and may require confirmatory clearance procedures depending on the residual risk acceptable to the land release process. Contact us to find out more about our equipment and the services we can offer for you to make the disposal of unexploded ordnance that bit easier.