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16.02.2021 (17:00)

Russian military engineers defused over 580 explosive devices in Laos

Military personnel of the International Mine Action Center of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation during the humanitarian demining in the area of the Thongkhaihin airfield in Sienghuang province (Lao People's Democratic Republic) detected more than 580 explosive devices (ED).

The personnel of the mine clearance unit search, identify and designate the ED, and determine the level of danger of each signal received from the search tools.

Sappers of the U-58 mine clearance unit of the Lao People's Army carry out the destruction of found ammunition, both at the detection sites and at specialized ranges.

A special feature of mine clearance in this area is the occurrence of detectable ammunition at a depth of up to 1.7 meters, which significantly complicates the search and identification of EDs.

EDs, found by Russian sappers, belong to the type of American-made cluster bombs BLU-26, BLU-63 and BLU-3B, as well as to artillery ammunition of various calibers.

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In order to fulfill the decision of the President of the Russian Federation - the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, a demining detachment of the International Mine Action Center of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, numbering 32 servicemen, was sent to the Lao People's Democratic Republic to assist in the demining of the country's territory. This is the third trip of the Russian military personnel of the Mine Action Center to Laos.

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