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Combat Engineering & Mine Clearing Systems
at Eurosatory 2004
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mine countermeasures require the employment of rapid mine detection
and neutralization systems against a broad spectrum of threats,
including mechanical, magnetic, heat and pressure sensitive mines.
MBDA demonstrated at Eurosatory an enhanced mine countermeasure
system based on the operational
SOUVIM, in use by the
French Army. Another system -
magnetic decoy device which activates magnetically fused mines at a
safe distance from the carrying vehicle was also on display.
Ramta also introduced several EOD/IED disposal systems and mine
clearing devices, optimized for rapid deployment of light forces.
IAI/Ramta unveiled its third generation
magnetic mine activation
system which has completed evaluation and testing with several
armed forces. Another system, shown here for the second time is the
minefield breaching system, based on fuel-air explosive
technology. The system was recently integrated into the future
French Army combat engineering (EBG) upgrade program.