The basic requirement for a Mechanical Landmine Clearance System is to assist the overall humanitarian program to achieve effective and affordable landmine clearance while minimizing the risk to those involved. It is well understood that complete landmine clearing must involve a variety of tools. Experience has shown that the flail system, used together with other classical techniques, represents the most effective approach that present technology allows.
Green, William E.
"THE CASE FOR THE FLAIL: Mechanical Landmine Clearance for the Humanitarian Application A Manufacturer's View,"
Journal of Mine Action
: Vol. 3
, Article 15.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol3/iss2/15