Two soldiers with one vehicle can emplace a 1,000-meter minefield
in about 10 minutes, while it takes an engineer platoon 10 hours to emplace a surface-laid conventional minefield
of the same length.
The ministry said Turkey, as "the occupying force that exercises effective control in the northern part of Cyprus, but also as a party to the Ottawa Convention, ought to assume and fulfil its responsibilities in relation with over 20 minefields
it maintains on the occupied areas."
Russian military experts believe the new vehicle will deal with threats such as minefields
set by "commando" teams or artillery submunition rounds and cluster bombs.
Before the implementation of the MES mines, the only way to adjudicate a minefield
was for an OC to overwatch the event.
On the spheres the artist had drawn various images, predominantly using grids, gleaned from historical and con temporary sources (including maps of minefields
, the Web, satellite photographs of tropical storms, and ancient mandalas).
He also said the Serbs have laid hundreds of minefields
which would one day need to be cleared.
The first prototype has been tested in minefields
in Cambodia and engineers from the non profit-making firm have made improvements to increase its effectiveness.
Despite General Baril's comments that anti-personnel mines are "cowardly weapons," most field engineers would agree that the tasks of laying and clearing minefields
are not jobs for the faint-hearted.
Holiday-makers are risking life and limb by touring former war zones which are still littered with minefields
Although land mines are a creation of the twentieth century, some military historians credit the Romans with pioneering a primitive version of minefields
, laying salt on the farmlands of Carthage to prohibit their use for decades.
UNFICYP Commander Kristin Lund said the force was talking with the two sides in an attempt to have them clean up the remaining minefields
in the buffer zone.
Coroner Andrew Walker said: "This tragedy showed winches as an effective means of moving badly injured people from minefields
." The inquest in Oxford continues.