An extensive number of humanitarian demining detection equipment (HDDE) in the development phase requires a well-established set of testing facilities. A combination of enthusiastic and scientific testing exists throughout the majority of these facilities. During the last several years, the process of humanitarian demining (HD) in Croatia has begun under the intense effort of the Croatian Mine Action Center and other institutions. The success in starting and performing the clearance of various mine-affected regions was a combination of mechanical demining and a systematic approach. Mechanical demining has given good results on the agricultural terrain and in the fields of homogeneous soil compositions with smooth surfaces. In other situations, where the terrain is impenetrable, the pyrotechnicians have conducted manual demining. Manual demining, however, is a risky task that requires more time and results in more victims.
Krstelj, Vjera; Stepanic, Josip Jr.; and Leljak, Irena
"Quality Assurance: Evaluation and Certification of Humanitarian Demining Detection Equipment,"
Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 4
, Article 22.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol4/iss1/22