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DSEI Japan 2019: Japan offers mine detector for export

21st November 2019 - 09:29 GMT | by Koji Miyake in Tokyo


The Japanese government previously prohibited the export of defence equipment, but it has been trying to change the situation recently. Nonetheless, there have been no defence equipment exports, so the Japanese MoD and Japan Self-Defense Force (JSDF) cooperated at DSEI Japan to break through the current situation. One piece of equipment with a chance to break the deadlock, and which was promoted at the inaugural show, was the Visualized Portable Mine Detector.

It consists of the detector, position sensor, processor unit, head-mounted display and power unit. It weighs 4.5kg and a Li-ion battery allows 6h of use.

This system detects

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Koji Miyake


Koji Miyake

Koji Miyake is a Tokyo-based writer.

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