After a year of preparation and soliciting international support, the United States entered into agreement with Canada, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the European Commission to conduct a project to test metal detectors suitable for humanitarian demining applications. This effort is seen as a pilot project for future international cooperation in demining technology development, and is a critical first step in formally establishing a functional, broadly based international program to test and evaluate humanitarian demining technology.
"International Pilot Project for Technology Cooperation,"
Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 3
, Article 1.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol3/iss2/1