The Demining Support System: Worldwide Analysis and Assessment
ARMY COMMUNICATIONS-ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT BELVOIR VA NIGHT VISION AND ELECTRONICS SENSORS DIRECTORATE
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In 1995 the United States Department of Defense began to initiate research and development into cost-effective demining technologies. The Humanitarian Demining HD Program at Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate NVESD, Fort Belvoir is involved in developing, testing and evaluating technologies to clear, detect, mark and map landmines protect individual deminers clear vegetation promote mine awareness. This program also leverages technology from other organizations and uses commercial off-the-shelf technology whenever possible for rapid development and field assessments. The goals of the HD program are to provide suitable technology to detect and clear all landmines, improve operator safety and provide special small and hand-held tools for operators.
- Land Mine Warfare