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Zimbabwe remains contaminated with landmines more than 40 years after its war of liberation in the 1970s. The vast majority are antipersonnel mines located along the border with Mozambique and Zambia. In 2015 the Zimbabwe Mine Action Center reported nearly 75km2 of contaminated land in five minefields, an increase over 2014 due to survey activity completed during the year. The five remaining minefields are close to populated areas and have considerable humanitarian, social, and economic impacts on communities. The 2018 Landmine Monitor report for Zimbabwe states that less than 62km2 of confirmed mine areas remain to be cleared at the end of 2017, a reduction of 4km2 from 2016. The Zimbabwe Mine Action Authority (ZMAC) estimated that number will be down to 60.3km2 by the end of 2018.

Sources: To Walk the Earth in Safety, 2018
Landmine Monitor Report, 2018

HSTAMIDS

HSTAMIDS

The Handheld Standoff Mine Detection System (HSTAMIDS) is the U.S. Army`s AN/PSS-14 dual sensor, handheld mine detector that combines an electromagnetic induction sensor and ground penetrating radar (GPR) to detect landmines. The addition of the GPR significantly reduces the detector`s false alarm rate and the time the operator spends investigating clutter, increasing the operator`s speed and effectiveness. The HD R&D program also developed the HSTAMIDS F3S variant which incorporates a more sensitive metal detector to improve performance against deeply buried low metal anti-personnel and anti-tank mines. Distribution Statement A: Approved for public release.

PARTNERS: The Halo Trust in Cambodia, Mozambique (2012-2014), Kosovo,Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe; Mines Advisory Group in Angloa and Cambodia; Cambodia Mine Action Centre (2009-2010); Norwegian Peoples Aid in Zimbabwe (2014-2016)

 

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