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US Navy unveils new flying metal detector

2nd June 2017 - 15:09 GMT | by Alice Budge in London


A new unmanned mine detection system has been unveiled by the US Navy at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.

The Mine Warfare Rapid Assessment Capability (MIW RAC) system is designed to help explosive ordnance disposal teams rapidly locate mines and dangerous obstacles during amphibious beach landings.

During the test, a drone accurately detected and localised a buried dummy mine while relaying real-time search data to the operator’s handheld device, a capability that according to Office of Naval Research (ONR) Command Master Chief Matt Matteson ‘could potentially save a lot of lives’.

Matteson explained in a 1 June release that the

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