Search Myspace Start typing Please try again. Photo from. You're now in slide show mode. Forgot password? Keep me signed in. Your email? The email you used to create your account. The last part of your Myspace URL. The device ignores signals that bounce back from the surface and uses specially designed software to make buried objects shine brighter in the radar image. The GPR has been successful in detecting two common landmine casings filled with a waxy substance that is similar to TNT.
Once a landmine is detected, the GPR device shoots two chemical agents into the ground to deactivate it. One agent solidifies the triggering mechanism along with surrounding soil, allowing soldiers to cross the ground. The second chemical agent then solidifies the mine and soil permanently. The mine can then be shoveled out and destroyed. When there is not a lot of time for an army to clear a minefield, it will often employ the use of certain machines to roll through and clear a safe path.
Military forces employ several kinds of mine-clearing machines to clear out or detonate mines. Some machines are specifically designed for the task of mine clearance, while tanks can also be fitted with certain mine-clearing devices.
There are several types of mine-clearing machines. New machines are remote controlled, which minimizes the risk to personnel. Mine-clearing machines use one of three techniques, including flailing chains to beat the ground, rollers to roll over and detonate mines, and rakes or blades to plow through the minefields, pushing the mines to the side.
Let's look at a few of these machines:. New mines are laid at a rate 25 times faster than they are being cleared. New technologies will make it easier to find and locate mines, but can't prevent their placement. As long as nations continue to use landmines, these devices will be a danger for civilians as well as soldiers. Landmine Basics. Landmines create the dotted lines through this desert scene.
Anti-personnel Mines. Close-up of a bounding anti-personnel mine exposed by the shifting sands of an unspecified desert. Blast - The most common type of mine, blast mines are buried no deeper than a few centimeters and are generally triggered by someone stepping on the pressure plate , applying about 11 to These mines are designed to destroy an object in close proximity, such as a person's foot or leg.
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