Humanitarian demining

With the number and complexity of humanitarian crises on the rise, the challenges involved in demining and ordnance clearance also increase. Explosive ordnance poses a threat to the lives and livelihoods of people living in crisis regions. Despite long-term, considerable effort in the countries with the clearance of contaminated territory, the danger has still not been eliminated in many places. VALLON metal detectors provide valuable assistance.

With its VMH1, VALLON developed a metal detector in a mechanically robust design with an adjustable telescoping rod for humanitarian aid organizations.

The technologically improved successor, VMH2, also has an optional UXO search coil with a diameter of 60 cm that can detect objects that are buried deeper. It’s new feature: automatic soil settings.

In many countries such as Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iraq, and Cambodia, areas that have been contaminated with anti-personnel mines and/or cluster ammunition are a danger to the lives of the population. After an armed conflict, humanitarian demining is essential. It brings security to the local population and enables people to return to their normal lives without fear of land mines or unexploded ordnance. The devices from VALLON play an important role here.

The VMH3 one-piece metal detector for humanitarian aid organizations has an adjustable telescoping rod. Its main features are an ergonomic, compact design and electronics integrated into the handle.

Since 2014, the VMH4 has been the latest generation of metal detectors for humanitarian demining. Thanks to its optimal ergonomics, it is suitable for daily use. VALLON UXO firmware and the replaceable VS30 and VS60 UXO search coils enable country-specific, flexible use. For large-area humanitarian demining projects in particular, GPS data that the detector acquires with the push of a button is a helpful tool for daily project planning.