American sappers intend to attract bacteria to search for mines

American sappers intend to attract bacteria to search for mines

The US Department of Defense intends in the future to introduce a new landmine search system based on the use of special bacteria into the US Army. As reported "NPLus1" US Department of Defense Advanced Defense Engineering Agency (DARPA) has already entered into a contract with the American company Raytheon.


The American company Raytheon received from the US Department of Defense a contract to develop an effective system for detecting mines and improvised explosive devices based on modified bacteria. The details of this development are not reported, however, it is assumed that an unmanned flying complex will be created within the framework of the project, which will disperse a special substance in the places of the proposed location of the minefields or the laying of improvised landmines. The composition of this substance will include modified bacteria, which upon contact with explosives will secrete a special protein that emits a glow.

According to the company's specialists, such a method of searching for mines is much safer than traditional methods of working with sappers using mine detectors, thermal imagers, and specially trained animals.

The company did not disclose exactly what types of explosives bacteria can detect, as well as the timing of the development of a new mine search system.
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  1. Mark1 13 November 2019 15: 36 New
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    From the field of theology or fiction? If we survive, we will see!
    1. Well done 13 November 2019 15: 44 New
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      This is from the realm of fantasy. If only they could beg money from Congress.
    2. Alexander Petrov1 13 November 2019 15: 53 New
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      They would also have signed a contract with plankton for the search for sea mines ... laughing
    3. Yura 13 November 2019 16: 04 New
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      Quote: Mark1
      From the field of theology or fiction? If we survive, we will see!

      Why is this? Read the quote
      The US Department of Defense intends to introduce a new landmine search system based on the use of special bacteria into the US Army in the future
      The US Department of Defense, while analyzing the hasty haste to leave its base, their wards, unexpectedly saw that an ordinary dysentery wand gives the soldiers speed so fast that thanks to the swift run of American soldiers right through the minefield, they are stepping on mines and provoking an explosion at the moment of which they are already hundreds of meters from its epicenter and you can imagine without any negative consequences for your health, except for some and insignificant discomfort from wet pants, and the consequence of this is at first glance random messy throwing (in fact, it was following a special algorithm) and as it turned out to be a joyful event, a platoon (just a platoon, can you imagine?), an hundred square kilometers were cleared of mines in an hour, and so the US Department of Defense ordered the bacteria to be modified in the stomachs and intestines of soldiers, who, in turn, were ordered not to let out, that is, to the will of their wards while they not modified, signal s The completion of this process is an uncontrolled reaction of soldier organisms in the form of gushing emissions to a distance that cannot be measured. Also noticing these side effects, the US Department of Defense with the allocation of huge funds, ordered to study and put into practice this phenomenal effect in new developments of the MLRS, air defense-missile defense, strategic and other missiles and space as well.
    4. Shelest2000 13 November 2019 18: 00 New
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      development of an effective system for detecting mines and improvised explosive devices based on modified bacteria.

      And so he presented!
      - Akhtung! Minen!
      laughing
  2. ProkletyiPirat 13 November 2019 15: 37 New
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    As far as I remember they (DARPA) started this project in 2010, and maybe even earlier ...
    1. Tony 13 November 2019 15: 51 New
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      Now miners will have to coat their mines with antibiotic too! And then ...
  3. spech 13 November 2019 15: 45 New
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    This method will work especially well at low temperatures.
  4. Sky strike fighter 13 November 2019 15: 48 New
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    It remains only to find out which of their many allies, the Americans consider bacteria?
  5. knn54 13 November 2019 15: 50 New
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    -In the framework of the project, an unmanned flying complex will be created, which in the places of the proposed location of minefields or ...
    They will spray all sorts of nastiness, but they say, we are looking for mines.
  6. Nikolaevich I 13 November 2019 15: 53 New
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    Huh? And the Americans already dopered? If sclerosis is not harmful to me, then somehow there was already a publication on the topic: bacteria and mines ... Only there the medal for the first discovery was presented, it seems, to the Jewish comrades! Oh, and interesting bulo ... for the first time! How then did we “think in lines”! But tepericha is somehow wrong! The effect of novelty is gone! I already know in advance that they can "comment" ... about antibiotics, for example ... recourse
    1. thinker 13 November 2019 16: 11 New
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      Normal with memory. good
      April 18, 2017 Israeli scientists have developed a new method for remote search for mines using bacteria, which will save the lives of many military.

      "Squirting" has not yet been invented yes
      Allison Taggart, Ph.D and principal researcher of the program. “We are exploring how to transport indicator bacteria to the required depth underground, and then apply a glow to the surface so that it is easy to see.”
      1. voyaka uh 13 November 2019 19: 34 New
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        "Allison Taggart, Ph.D." ///
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        Bad translation. This is a degree corresponding to the position of professor. It has nothing to do with philosophy. It can be both a physicist and a chemist.
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        The smallest particles of explosives always fall out of mines, landmines. They can be detected with an "electronic nose" (smell), or with the help of bacteria.
        If the mine is buried deep - harder.
  7. Amateur 13 November 2019 17: 17 New
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    Well, like little children, everything in Hollywood will see, so right away in the mouth drag into service
  8. Denimax 14 November 2019 00: 58 New
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    It has been since the war. Now the miners will sprinkle explosives everywhere. Everything will shine! Tortured to mine.
    1. CAT BAIYUN 14 November 2019 01: 10 New
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      Now miners will sprinkle explosives everywhere

      In-in .... I would pour in.
      But the jokes are bad with bacteria. And in which direction do these bacteria with the modified genome mutate? That is another question. Where will the tests be conducted? Something seems to be not at the training grounds for striped dogs.
      The idea is dumb. I hope that they have enough brains to analyze the consequences.
  9. NF68 14 November 2019 16: 07 New
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    Let them attract horses to mine. Give each one a pan and forth to the minefield, and after the horses let the sappers remove the mines that did not explode after the horses.