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16 Jun

A training course of EOD Level 1 started on 15th June in Zagreb. The training course will last three weeks and will end on 3rd July. The training is financed by the Croatian Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs from the Development Assistance Programme.

In collaboration with the Serbian Mine Action Centre, six trainees were identified and three more from Monte Negro joined them. The goal of the training course is to teach the trainees to locate, identify and destroy, under supervision, explosive ordnances in situ. The training is conducted according to IMAS 09.30. At the end of the training course, the trainees will have an exam and upon successful completion they will be awarded internationally recognized certificates.

11 Jun

From 3rd to 5th June, a Ukrainian delegation visited HCR-CTRO. The delegation consisted of representatives of various mine action bodies (Ministry of Internal Affairs, State Office for Crisis Management, Civilian Protection).On 3rd June the delegation, led by the Ukrainian Ambassador, H.: Oleksandr Levchenko, visited the Cerovac test site, where it was present during a testing of a demining machine. On 5th June, a meeting was held on the premises of HCR-CTRO. On behalf of the hosts, the following persons were at the meeting: Mr. Nikola Pavković, Mr. Miljenko Vahtarić from CROMAC, Ms. Jenny Oštarić Vunjak from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Mr. Hrvoje Debač from the Government Office for Mine Action.

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18 May

As part of the scientific FP7 TIRAMISU Project, HCR-CTRO has developed, tested and introduced into operational application a new airborne multisensor survey system from Bell-206 helicopter (picture 1). The system was developed by the following team: M. Bajić, T. Kičinbači, M. Krajnović, T. Ivelja, D. Vuletić. Prior to being set up at the helicopter, the system was tested at the vibrations laboratory of the Shipbuilding Institute. Picture 2 shows calibration of the inertial measurement device iMAR. Once mounted on a helicopter, the system was tested during a flight from the Zemunik airport. A sensor operator and a copilot – survey navigator supervise the survey on a movable map, Picture 3. The flight was done in cooperation with the Croatian Air Force. In April, the system was in operational use in Benkovac and Pađene.

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13 May

The testing of LOCOSTRA P796-EVO demining machine, is ongoing at Cerovac test site. The Testing was ordered by the University of Genova and was organized within the TIRAMISU Project, in which HCR-CTRO is tasked with validation of the tools developed on the Project. The aim of the testing at the test site is to test the capability of vegetation clearance, which is the precondition for operational validation at a demining site in the Republic of Croatia. Another step at the test site will be survivability testing, i.e. impact of explosions of different types of antipersonnel mines on the machine, as well as a training of machine operators who will operate the machine during the operational validation which will follow after the testing at the test site.

05 May

After demonstration of the work of the Armtrac 20t robot as part of the Symposium and Equipment Exhibition „Mine Action 2015, the machine was transported to the Cerovac test site, upon request of the Armtrac Company. From 4th to 7th May,performance and survivability testing of the machines will be conducted, as well as the testing in three different soil types. This is the continuation of good cooperation with the British colleagues (Armtrac 75t-230).