A drone to clear minefields
Active landmines spread death and fear worldwide targeting mainly civilians, mostly women and children. It is estimated that 10 persons are killed every day by one of more than 100 million active mines found in more than 60 countries. Demining remains indispensable for the security of populations in belligerent or post-belligerent areas. However, existing methods based on manual technics or the employment of animals are costly, dangerous and slow limiting demining process efficacity. The EU-funded MKD project proposes a new system of landmine detection based on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The Mine Kafon Drone system is a safe, reliable, efficient, fast and cheap solution. It maps and scan entire areas to find the mines and then places a small detonator on every detected mine.
Fields of science
Call for proposalSee other projects for this call
Funding SchemeSME-1 - SME instrument phase 1
See on map