The squad of the International Mine Action Center returned to Russia from Laos
Specialists of the International Mine Action Center of Russian Armed Forces returned to Russia after completing a mission of humanitarian demining of the territory of the Lao People's Democratic Republic.
A detachment of 32 soldiers was delivered by an Il-76MD military transport aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces to the Chkalovsky military airfield. The plane's crew flew over a distance of more than 7000 km.
During the mission from November 2020 to March 2021, Russian specialists cleared more than 3.5 hectares of territory in Sienghuan province (Laos), detected and neutralized more than 1000 explosive objects.
Most of the ammunition belongs to BLU-26, BLU-63, BLU-3/B cluster bombs, anti-personnel mines, and artillery shells.
In addition, on the basis of the branch of the International Mine Action Center of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, 30 Lao soldiers were trained on Russian search and protection equipment, as well as mastered their practical application on the ground.
A full cycle of sanitary and epidemiological measures is carried out at the arrival airfield with the personnel of the squad.