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Systems
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WEAPONS & ARTILLERY SYSTEMS
DEMETER
MISSION
Combat Proven on several theatres of
operations, DEMETER, a high-performance
mine clearing system, projects a magnetic
signature, which acts as a decoy for mines
that initiates them well ahead, and allows
to open roads and to breach magnetic
minefields. It can be integrated on every type
of vehicle: directly onto the vehicle or onto
the mechanical mine-clearing tools intended
to deal with other mines (plough, flail, roller).
It has two power units and four coils located
outside the carrier vehicle as well as a control unit located inside the vehicle. DEMETER can
neutralize magnetic mines on 60m
2
in front of the vehicle. It can be remotely controlled.
TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Tri-axial magnetic field
Signature effectiveness
6m ahead of the vehicle
5m on either side of the vehicle axis (mine cleared width: 10m)
Mine clearing speed
Nominal: 15km/h
Excellent resistance to explosion of anti-tank mines
Performance level maintained even in highly degraded operating mode (2 coils)
Readily maintained by the field crew
STATUS
In service with many Armies (USA, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, Nethermands...).
Combat proven in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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