Schiebel’s ATMID performs successfully in Peru tests
Schiebel’s All Terrain Mine Detector (ATMID) has performed tests in Santiago, Peru, as part of a Humanitarian Demining Bureau Peru programme to find a new solution to detect the Spanish P4A mine.
According to the company, the ATMID was the only system to detect all sample mines in the tests.
The ATMID grew out of the AN-19/2 Mine Detecting Set produced by Schiebel for the US Army. The ATMID is engineered specifically to detect low-metal-content mines in all types of soils and terrain conditions.
Hundreds of P4A mines were placed in the border area of the Cordillera del Condor during the 1995 conflict between Peru and Ecuador. The detection of mines in the area is complicated by the high mineral content of the soil and difficult terrain.
The Humanitarian Demining Bureau is responsible for planning, organising and conducting all humanitarian demining operations in the Peruvian border area.
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