Reactive installation throws out a special cord with demining charges at a distance of 500 meters. After detonation, a passage width up to 6 meters is obtained.
Similar systems of mine clearance are still not found in any army of NATO member countries. However, the UR-77 was actively supplied to the Warsaw Pact countries and other allied states. Today Zmey Gorynych is actively used in the Syrian conflict, and not always in its main purpose: often UR-77 is used as weapons on the destruction of terrorists entrenched in buildings.