April 2013

Mines: how they work, and equipping and training issues

There are many definitions of mines but to get an idea of what it means to people in the demining industry then the following sums it up quite well: “A mine is an explosive munition designed to be placed under, on or near the ground or other surface area and to be actuated by the presence, proximity or contact of a person, land vehicle, aircraft or boat including landing craft.”
Posted: 9 April 2013 by Optimal Risk Administrator | with 0 comments

Differences between the civilian and military methods and training.

When we talk about demining and battlefield area clearance there are two main practitioners, the military and the civilians. The civilians are either locals that live in a post- conflict area or NGOs, journalists, tourists or others working or travelling through such an area. In most cases, the local populace know where the hazardous areas are and avoid them. Whether military or civilian personnel, there are some similarities as well as differences in techniques and equipment used in demining.
Posted: 5 April 2013 by Optimal Risk Administrator | with 0 comments

Counter- Improvised Explosive Devices (C-IED).

Whether military, police forces or intelligence agency and whether you are on expeditionary operations or working in the homeland, a C-IED approach is now even more necessary since the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) is an expected feature of future conflict and security operations and countering them, is a major feature of the stabilisation and counter-insurgency (COIN) operations that currently occupy police, intelligence and military forces worldwide
Posted: 2 April 2013 by Optimal Risk Administrator | with 0 comments