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11 Nov

From 7th to 15th November, HCR-CTRO is conducting an EOD Level 2 training course. The course is attended by 16 trainees from the Ministry of Interior from Montenegro, demining companies from Croatia and from CROMAC.

An EOD Level 3 training course is planned to start in December and holders of EOD Level 2 diplomas are welcome to register for this course.

27 Sep

From 21st to 23rd September, physicists from the Organic Semiconductor Centre at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, conducted a field-trial of explosive-vapour sensors at Benkovac test site, in co-operation with their colleagues from the University of Zadar. The sensors use light-emitting polymers, which are exposed to the air from the honeybee colonies that have been foraging pollen in mine-contaminated areas. These activities started under the Tiramisu FP7 project, where HCR-CTRO was a leading partner for validation and verification activities.

22 Sep

From 18th to 20th September, at Benkovac test site, research teams from the University of Manchester and University of Zagreb conducted a trial of experimental detection equipment on two complementary research projects.  The aims of the projects are 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.

07 Jul

From 13th to 17th June, at Cerovac test site, a demining machine BOŽENA 4+ was tested. The machine is manufactured by a Slovakian company WAY INDUSTRIES a.s., and it was tested with two working tools, a flail and a tiller. It was tested in test lanes, on vegetation clearance and on clearance of antipersonnel and antitank mines.

You may find the Report Summary here.

13 Jun

Based on the request from STT GROUP OF COMPANIES (UTTA Protection Group JSC and the Engineering Commercial Multiprofile Center – 1 Ltd.), 1/1 Krasnoyarskaya Str., Moscow, the Russian Federation, to test their detectors NR-900EK3M EAGLE, NR 2000 and NR12C, , HCR-CTRO conducted the tests at the test-site Cerovac during May 2016. The tests were carried out in accordance with the Test plan and programme elaborated by HCR-CTRO, based on the methodology derived by HCR-CTRO, and in line with basic principles of IMAS 03.40

The tests confirmed that all three detectors can detect targets in given test scenarios.