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 Mine Action
: Vol. 7
, Article 3.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol7/iss1/3