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The VALLON-VMR3 in action in Africa

For several years the VALLON Dual Sensor Detector VMR3 has been used successfully in Mali and South Sudan on UN missions.

In the G5 Sahel-countries, in addition to MINUSMA (United Nations Peacekeeping Mission), various NGOs and private clearing companies also rely on the dependable VALLON IED detectors.

The Sahel zone is located on the southern edge of the Sahara and covers an extensive area with a population of almost 100 million people. The G5 Sahel is comprised of Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Burkina Faso and Chad. These countries are confronted with numerous challenges: Not only armed conflicts and militias, but also local and ethnic combats, organized crime and insecurity caused by terrorist groups are a constant threat. It is therefore necessary to reliably detect not only objects with metal parts (e.g. mines) but also components of IEDs (e.g. cables and wires).

For this reason, since 2019 the G5 Sahel-countries use the improved VALLON Dual Sensor IED detector VMR3G for their demining operations as the VMR3G had proven itself in different scenarios all over the world. It is ideal for the simultaneous detection of metal-containing and metal-free objects and meets the highest demands in the context of military and humanitarian mine clearance.

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