Accession Number:

ADA576454

Title:

Rhino Earth Tiller Test Report Area Reduction in Mixed Minefields

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMUNICATIONS-ELECTRONICS RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENG CTR FORT BELVOIR VA NIGHT VISION AND ELECTRONIC SENSORS DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

The Rhino Earth Tiller has been thoroughly evaluated and found to be effective in a variety of environments as a clearance tool against antipersonnel mines. The survivability of the system against a range of explosive threats has also been evaluated through test and under operational conditions. The current philosophy for employing the Rhino allows for use in clearing antipersonnel landmines in situations where the probability of encountering an antitank mine is extremely low. The main rationale for this position is that the risk of causing damage to the tiller from the detonation of an AT mine is too high to permit the tiller to be used for clearing AT mines.

Subject Categories:

  • Land Mine Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE