So Many Mines, So Little Time.
Another detector designed for vehicle use is the MULTICAT 4.850. This attachable system uses a global positioning system (GPS) to help excavate or mark out routes when recultivating areas with unexploded mines. If GPS is not available, foam markers are used.
If it is not possible to trace a minefield by vehicle due to environmental conditions--such as flooding--individual, handheld units can be used. The MINEX 2FD 4.500 is lightweight and designed to stop interference due to soil conditions with microprocessor-controlled selection.
Foerster also has developed a device, the FEREX 4.032, for the detection of ammunition that is unexploded or that has been stored in containers and buried. The site can be inspected horizontally by checking surfaces using GPS, or vertically by sinking probes into bore-holes.
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|Title Annotation:||mine detectors from Foerster Group|
|Author:||Baker, A. Duffy|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Jun 1, 2001|
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