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The Kingdom of Thailand is affected by mines and explosive remnants of war, including both abandoned explosive ordnance and unexploded ordnance, from conflicts on its borders with Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, and Myanmar. The precise extent is not known, but the estimate of contamination at the end 2015 was in 450km2 in 314 areas. Provinces along Thailand`s 700km long border with Cambodia, used as a base for Cambodian non-state armed groups in the 1980s and 1990s, are the worst affected. The Humanitarian Demining Research and Development (HD R&D) Program currently has four technologies under evaluation in Thailand; The Mini MineWolf, the Remote Monitoring Station, the Medium MineWolf, and the Quadcopter Aerial Survey System. HD R&D Program technologies have so far helped Thailand clear nearly 7 million square meters of land.

Source: Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor

MINI MINEWOLF

MINI MINEWOLF

The Mini MineWolf (MMW) is an armored, remote controlled mine clearing system using tiller and flail attachments. The tiller`s teeth engage the ground to a depth of 25 centimeters, physically destroying anti-personnel (AP) and anti-tank (AT) landmines, and mulching vegetation up to 15 centimeters in diameter. With either attachment, the MMW can survive both AT and AP mine blasts. Clearance rates of 5,000 - 12,000 square meters per day can be expected depending on soil and vegetation type. Operation is by remote control with video monitoring. Distribution Statement A: Approved for public release.

PARTNERS: Mines Advisory Group (MAG); Thailand Mine Action Center; Tajikistan Army (2010-2011)

 

PECO WOLVERINE

PECO WOLVERINE

The Wolverine is a commercially available remote-control brush cutter manufactured by Peco, Inc. Peco based the Wolverine on modifications the HD R&D Program made to their Brush Blazer model to make it suitable for use in small anti-personnel minefields covered by light vegetation. Distribution Statement A: Approved for public release.

PARTNERS: Mines Advisory Group - Cambodia, Thailand MIne Action Center

 

Multi-tool Attachments

Multi-tool Attachments

The Humanitarian Demining Research and Development (HD R&D) Program has developed a wide variety of excavator and loader based tools for mechanical mine clearance. These attachments give deminers the capability to perform area preparation, technical survey and mine clearance from a safe area. Tools that have proven useful include vegetation cutters, grapples, tillers, and buckets for sifting, grinding, and crushing. The HD R&D Program has modified several small, medium and large class excavators with armor protection and the interfaces needed to use these tools in various demining environments. Operational Field Evaluations (OFE) can be performed with HD R&D Program developed excavators or loaders, or with just the tools mounted to the demining organization`s own host equipment. Distribution Statement A: Approved for public release.

PARTNERS: Mines Advisory Group; Golden West Humanitarian Foundation; The HALO Trust

 

Medium MineWolf

Medium MineWolf

The Medium MineWolf is a powerful remote control or manually operated mine clearing system that uses large earth tilling and flail attachments to neutralize landmines. The tillerís teeth engage the ground to a depth of 25 centimeters, physically destroying anti-personnel (AP) and anti-tank (AT) landmines, and mulching vegetation up to 15 centimeters in diameter. The Medium MineWolf can survive both AP & AT mine blasts. Distribution Statement A: Approved for public release.

PARTNERS: Thailand Mine Action Center

 

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