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Publication Date

Spring 3-2015


ERW Clearance, Technical Support, Falkland Islands, Falkland War, Fenix Insight, Anti-Personnel Mines, Landmine, Landmine Clearance, EOD, Anti-Tank Mines, UK FCO, Demining, 2015


The need for exploitation was recognised early during the planning for mine clearance operations in the Falkland Islands. Little was known about the state of the mines some 30 years after the conflict, and it was considered important to understand the effects of ageing, along with the implications for issues such as appearance/recognition, functionality and detectability.

Exploitation was previously carried out during clearance Phases 1 and 3. This report outlines the work conducted during Phase 4a, where samples of the following mines were examined: P4B, SB-33 and SB-81.

Presented to the FCO (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) in March 2015.



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