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30 Sep

On 24th September 2015, at SEDEE-DOVO, Belgian military training center, a presentation was held of the tools developed as part of the TIRAMISU Project, financed in the framework of the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union.

HCR-CTRO is among 26 Project partners, responsible for methodology and coordination of validation. Milan Bajić PhD., presented results of the company on the following tasks: coordination of operative validation of the tools in cooperation with CROMAC, development of the method of training honeybees for detection of minefields, hyperspectral non-technical and technical surveys, and the method of non-technical survey of the area after an explosion of an ammunition depot.

The demonstration was attended by representatives of the European Union, Belgian army, countries of the project partners, as well as of the scientific community, led by the Belgian princes Astrid, Special Envoy of the Ottawa Convention. The princess shown special interest in the method of detection of minefields with honeybees, as well as the Project evaluators.

03 Jul

HCR-CTRO conducted an EOD Level 1 training course in Zagreb, from 15th June to 3rd July. There were nine trainees from Serbia and Monte Negro and eight of them have passed the knowledge exam in front of the Examination Board and were awarded certificates of completion qualifying them in line with IMAS.

In addition to HCR-CTRO Director, Mr. Nikola Pavković, the ceremony of awarding the certificates was attended by CROMAC Director, Mr. Dražen Jakopec, Director of the Serbian MAC, Mr. Branislav Jovanović and his deputy Mr. Dragan Jovanović, then Head of the Operations Department of the Ministry of Interior of Monte Negro and Ms. Jenny Oštarić Vunjak, representative of the Croatian Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs.

The trainees have commended the training course and were satisfied with the knowledge gained. They expressed their interest in organizing the 2nd level training course.

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.

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.