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Test Site Cerovac



The test site is used for testing of demining machines, mine detection dogs, metal detectors, PPE and new technologies.

For performance tests of demining machines three lanes with different soil types are prepared as set out in the CWA 15044 top soil, sand and gravel for controlled testing of demining machines. Survivability tests are performed with live mines.

Mechanical Equipment: yes
Detector / Sensor: no
Protection Equipment: no
EOD: no
Others: -

Name: Nikola Pavkovic
Function: Director
Phone: +385 (0)1 650 0020
Fax: +385 (0)1 652 0301
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Indoor / outdoor: Outdoor
Test area (m2): 55 ha
Explosive allowed: Yes
Size (m2): 75
Heating / Cooling: may be provided
Phone / Fax: yes
Internet access: yes



Working hours: Without restriction
Remarks: Advance scheduling desirable, at least 30 days in advance
Entrance requirements: Entry allowed only with HCR-CTRO personnel.
Remarks: Persons planning to enter the test site should register beforehand



Mechanical workshop: No
Services supplied: Electricity: generator
Fuel: -
Water: -
Compressed air: -
Canteen: NO

Hotel: 15 km
Railway station: 15 km
Airport: 65 km



The test site for testing of demining machines was created by HCR-CTRO d.o.o. on the part of an existing military range in 2004 for the purpose of testing demining machines in repeatable and controlled conditions, in accordance with CWA 15044:2004. It consists of the part for performance tests and another part for survivability tests and vegetation cutting tests.

Test lanes/areas
In the part of the test site intended for performance tests, there are three different test lanes containing top soil, gravel and sand. The lanes are 50 m long an 4,5 m wide.

Test lane with sand
Survivability tests are performed on a separate area covering 13,330 m2.

Survivability tests are performed with live AP and AT mines. The number and type of mines depend on the type of machine being tested (light, medium or heavy).

The following types and numbers of AP mines are used:
- PMA-1A-5
- PMA-2-5
- PMA-3-5
- PMR-2A-2
- PROM-1-2
- TOTAL-19

The following types and numbers of AT mines are used:
- TMM-1-Heavy-1mine - Medium - 1 mine
- TMA-3-Heavy-1mine - Medium - (1) mine
- TMA-4-Heavy-1mine
- TMRP-6-Heavy-2mines - Medium - 2 mines
- TOTAL-Heavy-5mines - Medium - 3 (4) mines

Supporting equipment
- soil compactness measuring device
- temperature and humidity measuring device

The test site is fenced off.


Past, ongoing and planned tests and trials

Annual conformity assessment of all demining machines, demining excavators and supporting vehicles employed in Croatia is performed here, as well as testing of machines prior to their first use.

The following new machines have been tested:
MV-4, MV-10, MV-20, RM 03, DALMATINO, VF-100, VF-001, MineWolf, Mine MineWolf, Samson 300, Hydrema M-FV 2500/580, Hydrema M-FV-1200, Zeus, bager MT-01, PT-300 D-MINE, BOŽENA-5, MINOLOVAC MASTER OR-07 , DIGGER D3, ARMTRAC 75t-230, CASPER SMT-01, BIG LINE 450, RUM-CAT, MAMMUT, TORNADO GX-500, PT-400, RHINO-2, LAUS excavator, APT-796, CX-01, ARMTRAC 20t, APT 9670, BOŽENA-4+



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