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Minefields will be cleared by wind-carried balls.

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An extremely unusual and uncomplicated mine clearance system was recently proposed by Afghan-born designer Massoud Hassani. According to the author, the creation was inspired not by a living tumbleweed, but by toys from his own childhood. Mine Kafon - impressive size freely transported by the wind ball.

Minefields will be cleared by wind-carried balls.


Composed of biodegradable plastic and lightweight bamboo components, Mine Kafon is equipped only with a GPS chip, which allows you to monitor the movement of such balls with a monitoring computer. If you do not take into account the GPS, this invention is not high technology.

For disposal it is not necessary to risk the lives of sappers and use expensive and complicated equipment: all work is done in a light sphere of bamboo rods having plastic “plates” at the ends. With all the ease of construction, as the author assures, the mass of Mine Kafon will be enough for the mines hidden under the ground, to work on the pressure. In this case, the ball will naturally gradually break, but the simplicity of the design and low cost make it possible not to care too much about it.



It should be noted that Mine Kafon is not able to completely replace the more traditional, dangerous and expensive methods. Moving mainly along the path of least resistance, the balls will not be able to fully and thoroughly examine the dangerous terrain. But at the same time, they can carry out the first stage of work, taking the main number of mines on themselves, and only after them will people and cars go.

Moreover, for example, in the wastelands of Afghanistan, Mine Kafon can be allowed to “float freely” in order to independently detect still unknown minefields. Alas, such are not uncommon here: in the land of Afghanistan, according to the UN, there are about 10 of millions of anti-personnel mines, although, in the opinion of Masud Hasani, in reality there are “many more”.

It is a pity that Mine Kafon is so far only exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Originator:
http://www.gizmag.com/mine-kafon-tumbleweed-minesweeper/24821/
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  1. YARY
    YARY 15 November 2012 08: 30
    +3
    A very interesting solution for the steppes and valleys.
    1. Lucky
      Lucky 16 November 2012 17: 39
      +1
      For them, this is what they need, cheap and cheerful !!!!
  2. sq
    sq 15 November 2012 09: 17
    +1
    Yes, for flat terrain with a sufficiently strong wind it is reasonable. Just need this ball not to the museum, but to Afghanistan. I think there those who want to live will themselves rivet and put them into action.
  3. borisst64
    borisst64 15 November 2012 09: 20
    +6
    For some reason, I remembered a joke about a jumping rubber bomb, which "still cannot be stopped"
    1. Reddragon
      Reddragon 15 November 2012 09: 37
      +1
      Can share smile
      1. Engrim
        Engrim 15 November 2012 19: 54
        +2
        Quote: RedDragoN

        Can share

        There are several options for this joke, for example:
        TASS report. "Today, China dropped an atomic bomb on the USSR without declaring war. Losses - about 200 people. In response, following its peaceful policy, the Soviet Union dropped a humane rubber bomb on China. The losses from the Chinese side amounted to 000 people. In a week." day, China's losses amount to about two million people. The humane rubber bomb STILL JUMPS! "
  4. Green 413-1685
    Green 413-1685 15 November 2012 09: 26
    +11
    Stupidity is utter, another notion of cabinet dreamers far from reality. One of the main features of such weapons as mines is the psychological factor. The only way to deal with mines is the traditional way of mine clearing by squares. After these balls, in any case, it must be carried out in full, which means that there is no economic benefit, but to create a false sense of security by lowering the attention of sappers, these balls can.
    1. not good
      not good 15 November 2012 12: 04
      +3
      But each sapper can assemble such a design for himself. I went to the plumbing store, bought a hundred plungers, glued and wait for a fair wind laughing
  5. understudy
    understudy 15 November 2012 10: 23
    +3
    Another invention on the topic of "perpetual motion machine".
    Mines can be "scheduled" for their personal pressure to fire. What can this ball be "planned" for? If you increase its mass, then in the end, in order to move it, you need a serious hurricane.
  6. leon-iv
    leon-iv 15 November 2012 10: 34
    +1
    poor plunger.
  7. Oles
    Oles 15 November 2012 10: 46
    -8
    very creative and reasonable ... great idea .....
    1. wolverine7778
      wolverine7778 15 November 2012 17: 55
      +2
      The area swept by the ball is very small. It would be better if they made a cylinder and drove it through the desert laughing
  8. JonnyT
    JonnyT 15 November 2012 11: 15
    +1
    Some crap! But do not write off the accounts can and will be of use
  9. MDesant
    MDesant 15 November 2012 13: 58
    +1
    Better let OBAMA be tied with a rope and dragged along the minefield, which, by the way, was mined by his order. There will be more sense ... laughing
  10. MilaPhone
    MilaPhone 15 November 2012 15: 26
    0
    Mina Roll The Field - A Sophisticated Military Fantasy!
  11. wolverine7778
    wolverine7778 15 November 2012 16: 37
    0
    At all times, people have been interested in all kinds of deformities. They even came up with a kunstkamera, although wait a while there are still big balloons. There to put a person, and the device will be controllable good
  12. Chukcha
    Chukcha 15 November 2012 20: 55
    +2
    After the first mine, such a crumpled "ball" will not roll anywhere.
  13. mazdie
    mazdie 15 November 2012 20: 59
    +1
    I do not know what to say? All this is strange. For our army there is no better Gorynych!
  14. AK-47
    AK-47 16 November 2012 23: 41
    0
    If this is not a hoax then it’s a completely unreasonable idea.
  15. bart74
    bart74 19 November 2012 01: 59
    0
    Fair wind! or go the right way comrades!
  16. busido4561
    busido4561 23 February 2013 13: 19
    0
    Cognitive information. Congratulations to all on the Defender of the Fatherland Day! soldier
  17. Honory
    Honory 15 December 2015 12: 26
    0
    In my opinion a very promising invention. It will significantly increase the life of sappers.