Engineers of International Mine Action Centre survey in forests of Laos
Servicemen of the International Mine Action Centre of the Russian Armed Forces jointly with their Lao colleagues conducted surveillance in the assigned area.
During five months, engineers will conduct humanitarian demining close to Lak Sao village, Bolikhamsai province, 350 km of Vientiane. They will clear over 100ha of forested area from explosive devices left after American bombardments in the period from 1964 to 1973.
One of the features is to search and defuse unexploded bombs and mines, which are located in the ground at a depth of 40cm to 2.5m in the area of five villages.
The squad is equipped with modern means of searching and detecting explosive objects (IMP-S2, PIPL, INVU-3M) and OVR-2-02 personal protection.