Demonstration Trial of Bozena-4 and MV-4 Flails: ITEP Trial at International Mine Action Training Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

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Authors
  1. Coley, G.G.
  2. Roseveare, D.J.
  3. Danielsson, P.G.
  4. Karlsson, T.T.
  5. Bowen, S.M.
  6. Wye, L.M.
  7. Borry, F.C.A.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Suffield, Ralston ALTA (CAN);Swedish Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Demining Centre, Eksjö (SWE);QinetiQ Ltd, Farnborough (England);ROYAL MILITARY ACADEMY, BRUSSELS (BELGIUM)
Abstract
In October 2006 a trial was conducted by the International Test and Evaluation Program in which the Bozena-4 mini-flail and the MV-4 mini-flail were tested at the International Mine Action Training Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. The trial was designed to examine the performance of both machines in the conditions local to that establishment, and also to attempt to quantify the effects of flail hammer wear on performance. The tests were initially based on the methodology specified in the “European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) Workshop Agreement 15044; Test and Evaluation of Demining Machines” but it was not possible to maintain the standardized conditions necessary for a fully CWA15044-compliant trial. Neither machine was able to penetrate the extremely hard ground consistently or reliably to depths beyond 11 cm. Due to changing machine parameters throughout the trial no clear conclusions could be reached regarding the effects of hammer wear on performance.

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Report Number
DRDC-SUFFIELD-TR-2007-045 — Technical Report
Date of publication
01 Mar 2007
Number of Pages
186
DSTKIM No
CA029444
CANDIS No
527738
Format(s):
CD ROM

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