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NATO to support Ukrainian development of mine detection system

NATO to support Ukrainian development of mine detection system Illustrative photo: NATO will support Ukrainian development of a remote mine detection system (GettyImages)

Deputy Minister of Economy of Ukraine, Ihor Bezkaravainyi, stated that NATO will support the project for the creation of effective systems for remote detection of unexploded mines and ordnance, according to the Ministry of Economy.

NATO will support the MinesEye project, a system designed for detecting concealed explosive objects. During testing, developers conducted over 100 aeromagnetic studies. Further work on the project will allow refining the technology, expanding its capabilities, and increasing effectiveness.

"The development and implementation of innovations in mine action are key to accelerating the clearance of Ukraine's territory. Last year, the Ministry of Economy, in collaboration with the Ministry of Defense and the State Emergency Service, organized testing of new technologies in real conditions. Additionally, in partnership with the Kyiv School of Economics, an acceleration program for projects in the demining sphere was launched," stated Deputy Minister of Economy of Ukraine Ihor Bezkaravainyi.

The idea originates from Ukrainian developers, with the involvement of both domestic and foreign scientists, as well as operators in mine action, including experts from the State Emergency Service.

"It is important that the achievements of Ukrainian developers are recognized at the international level. I am confident that with the support of our international partners, we will have a high-tech, practical, and effective product that will also be manufactured in Ukraine," added Bezkaravainyi.

Earlier, we reported that according to the United Nations, one-third of Ukraine's territory is contaminated with mines and unexploded ordnance.