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Defense Ministry will select the best mine detectors in Chechnya

Until the end of the year, the Defense Ministry will test several mine detectors in real minefields in the Caucasus

Defense Ministry will select the best mine detectors in Chechnya

In June and August, 2012 will be tested in Chechnya by natural tests of new mine detectors, which enterprises offer to representatives of the Ministry of Defense for procurement. As a source in the General Staff told Izvestia, the management of the engineering troops will take out the representatives of the manufacturers for real minefields to check the quality of the products. If no one gets blown up, mine detectors will buy for the troops.

- Devices need to look at these mines, which are covered with foliage and descended from the mountains of the soil. We have to buy the best, because we are talking about the lives of our soldiers, - explained the source "Izvestia".

He stressed that no one will send engineers and designers to minefields. Contract soldiers will be engaged in demining, using both experimental devices and regular ones. But the creators of mine detectors will monitor the demining process.

So far, there are three devices in the test lists - the Korshun radio linear locator, capable of searching for semiconductor components of explosive devices, a selective induction mine detector for searching metal objects, and a wire line finder that detects wires from remotely controlled land mines. However, as stressed in the General Staff, “the doors are open for all manufacturers who are ready to go.”

- Each device has its own characteristics, and in general they do not compete with each other. The decision will be made by the sappers themselves, and it will depend on the convenience of these devices, ease, accuracy, explained the representative of the engineering troops.

The cost of explosives explosives is rather big - “Kite” costs within 600 thousand rubles, the rest is about 300 thousand rubles. The decision to purchase under a state defense order will be made after state tests scheduled for August 2012.

“For a hand-held mine detector, weight is of great importance - the heavier the device, the harder it is to work with it, because you have to hold it all the time, sometimes for several hours,” the representative of the engineering troops explained.

A representative of the General Staff, familiar with the upcoming tests, explained to Izvestia that the new mine detectors are different from those in service, their “range” and ability to detect explosive objects not only in the ground, but also in concrete, masonry, inside building structures.

In addition, the devices are able to calculate the coordinates of mines and land mines found using GPS / GLONASS navigators. Thanks to this, it will be possible to draw up an accurate map of minefields and think up a technology for further destruction.

Viktor Murakhovsky, editor-in-chief of the Arsenal of the Fatherland industry magazine, explained to Izvestia that the physical principles on which mine detectors work have not changed for many years. Therefore, the main struggle of manufacturers is for the convenience of using devices, reducing weight and increasing the sensitivity of sensors.

- Sending signals of a certain range and analyzing the reflection, the device creates a "cast" of the device and compares it with its database. If there are coincidences - a signal is issued, - explained Murakhovsky principle of operation of modern mine detectors.

According to him, the most valuable are the databases of devices - the so-called signatures with which the device compares the signal. The larger it is, the greater the likelihood of detecting an explosive device.

A few dozen companies are involved in the sale of mine detectors of various configurations, and about ten in Russia.

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  1. YARY
    YARY 29 May 2012 12: 25
    If no one is blown up, mine detectors will procure for the troops.

    From the right decision, made and try it yourself !!!
    1. Neighbor
      Neighbor 29 May 2012 15: 50
      So recently they wrote - about some new mine detector - already being purchased for service.
      Say - sees mines over 30 meters. All that.
      This is likely - some other models will still be testing.
      Quote: Kite ”is within 600 thousand rubles - not a fig yourself. Although what's so surprising - there’s 1 large bearing - with a diameter of 60 cm - 650.000 rub. belay worth it. Bearing - Chinese! belay
      The Korshun new mine detectors entered the engineering troops of the Eastern Military District.

      “The devices are unique and able to detect the presence of explosive devices in 40-50 times faster than their predecessors. In addition, they have a greater detection range - up to 30 meters, and have the ability to detect devices located on the ground surface, in the ground, in the snow, and in various structures and behind obstacles, ”the press chief told Interfax. Service of the Eastern Military District, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Gordeev.

      According to him, “in the near future, the Korshun mine detectors, received as part of the state defense order, will be distributed to the engineering unit of the Okrug’s district connections.”
    2. sesame
      sesame 29 May 2012 21: 52
      So it’s written, the sappers will try the conscripts.
  2. atos_kin
    atos_kin 29 May 2012 15: 50
    Theory without practice is dead. But it is only necessary to listen less to "wide-profile experts" like the Murakhovskys.