In many demining situations, "in situ" neutralization of AR landmines is accomplished by using explosive charges to detonate the mines in place. However, there are times when it is not appropriate, safe, or feasible to use explosive charges to neutralize AP mines.
Varljen, Frank E.
"When an Explosion is Not an Explosion:: Detonating AP Mines without Explosive Charges with the AP Mine Neutralization Device,"
Journal of Mine Action
: Vol. 3
, Article 8.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol3/iss2/8