2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 29 Mar 2005 19:28:16 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Anti-Land Mine Flame
Anti-Land Mine Flame 'Could Save Thousands of Lives' 

By Simon Evans, 
PA News/Scotsman.com (UK)
March 29, 2005

A revolutionary ?low-tech? anti-land mine device was launched by British
experts today.

It is a torch which directs a flame on to mines, burning them out rather
than detonating them across a wide area.

Researchers at Cranfield University in Shrivenham, Oxfordshire, part of
the Defence Academy of the UK, said the gadget was cheaper, safer, more
environmentally friendly and faster than existing alternatives.

The torches, which can be made in mobile units, were pioneered by
de-mining specialists Disarmco with help from the university?s ordnance boffins.

Together they are now applying to patent their invention, codenamed
?Dragon?, which they say could save thousands of lives.

Land mines and unexploded ordnance (UXOs) claim more than 8,000 lives
annually and maim about 20,000 people, 25% of whom are children, the
university said.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
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