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10 Nov

A kick-off meeting of the project entitled Biological Methods (Bees) for Explosive Detection was held on the premises of HCR-CTRO on 3rd November 2017. The project is financed by the NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme.

The participants of the project are: HCR-CTRO, project coordinator, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences from the University of Zagreb, University from Banja Luka and University from St. Andrews.

Duration of the project is three years, and its goal is to develop innovative methods and technologies for landmine detection through the advancement and integration of current state of the art techniques – honeybees in combination with explosive vapour sensors and advanced imaging techniques.

 

30 Oct

HCR-CTRO has conducted a training course for the staff of the Russian company EMERCOM DEMINING on the subject of management in demining. The training course was conducted in Paraćin, Serbia, from 23rd to 28th October for 18 employees of EMERCOM DEMINING.
The trainees were qualified for project managers, site managers, team leaders and internal control officers. All the trainees showed very good knowledge at the final exam.
This was the second training course implemented by HCR-CTRO for this Russian company.

05 Sep

On 4th September, HCR-CTRO started a trial of the Zone Depollution System (SDZ) machine, manufactured by a French company CEFA. The trial will last four weeks, and it will be conducted in line with the IMAS Test and Evaluation Protocol for machines (CWA 15044).

Upon the request of the CEFA Company, HCR-CTRO will conduct performance tests in three lanes (sand, gravel and topsoil) with 450 mines, 150 in each lane. Penetration pattern and depth will also be recorded. Vegetation clearance will be tested as well.

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05 Sep

From 28th to 30th August, HCR-CTRO conducted a trial of GCS-100 demining machine at Cerovac Test Site. The machine was produced by the Swiss company Global Clearance Solutions AG. The trial was conducted in line with the IMAS T&E Protocol for demining machines.

Performance tests were conducted in test lanes and vegetation clearance was tested as well as survivability, with antipersonnel mines. A report summary will be available soon on our web sites.

11 May

From 28th of April to 2nd of May, at HCR-CTRO test site Benkovac, a research team from the University of Manchester conducted a trial of experimental detection equipment. The aim of the project is to help counter the problems of discrimination of targets in uncooperative (highly mineralised) soils and to research more advanced electromagnetic detectors to the benefit of the international mine action community. The trial is financed by the British charity Find a Better Way.

The Benkovac test site is a world renown bench-mark facility. The test site was established in 2000 for the purpose of testing hand-held mine detection systems and those mounted on vehicles (https://www.ctro.hr/en/testing-and-certification/test-sites/test-site-benkovac)