In 1994, the United States initiated a research and development (R&D) program to develop new, internationally shareable technologies for humanitarian deminers and for U.S. troops performing peacekeeping and stability operations. The Humanitarian Demining (HD) R&D Program is part of the overall U.S. effort to assist with the global landmine problem.
"The U.S. Department of Defense Humanitarian Demining Research and Development Program,"
Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 7
, Article 3.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol7/iss1/3