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Publication Date

Winter 1-2017

Keywords

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

Abstract

In January 2017, exploitation work was carried out by Fenix Insight Ltd on mines and other ordnance recovered by the Land Release Contractor (LRC).

Examination of grenades used in booby traps revealed that one, considered to be complex and dangerous, had been rendered safe by the ageing process. The other, though more familiar, was still fully functional and highly lethal. The findings highlight the continued danger from unexploded ordnance, and the need for threat assessment to be based on technical evidence rather than intuition.

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