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28 Sep

From 5th to 8th September 2018, activities at the NATO SPS Project Bees for explosive detection were conducted at the Benkovac test site. A team of researchers from the University of St. Andrews and HCR-CTRO conducted passive sampling and a team from the University of Zagreb made a test recording from a drone.

The activities were undertaken before autumn and winter (before the bees become inactive) in order to gather samples and images for further processing and analysis that would lead to preliminary results.

23 Sep

On 19th September, HCR-CTRO welcomed a team of five researchers from the University of Manchester to the Benkovac test site.  The team are working on the second phase of a programme funded by the charity Find a Better Way.  The team has been testing a system consisting of an advanced multi-frequency metal detector, an integrated frequency domain ground penetrating radar and several options for cm level position sensing.   The current visit follows on previous visits over the past years.  The emphasis of this visit is to test real time discrimination / classification algorithms and collect data for further analysis. The testing will last until 25th September.

10 Sep

The MV-2 demining machine was created in "DOK-ING" d.o.o. - Zagreb. The machine is classified as a light machine with a flail as a woorking tool. The machine use caterpillars and has a system for remote control (no cabin).

HCR-CTRO d.o.o. tested the machine in the period from 20th to 27th August 2018 at the test site Cerovac. It was tested on three lanes (sand, gravel and topsoil) on vegetation clearance and on clearance of antipersonnel mines.


The MV-2 test plan and program was developed in line with the IMAS Test and Evaluation Protocol for machines 15044: 2009. Based on the test results, the MV-2 machine with a working tool flail can be used to perform mine action operations in accordance with the results obtained.