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(Russia/Defense/Military) Russian sappers test explosives search equipment based on new principles (TASS)

Russia’s International Antimine Center is testing explosives search instruments based on new principles, the center’s chief Vladimir Sidorenko told TASS.

“Together with the Central Research Institute of Engineering Forces and defense industries active tests are being held in field conditions of the newest engineering equipment and explosives search instruments based on new principles,” Sidorenko said.

Intensive work is underway to practice the use of robots of different classes and purposes.

The Russian army is being equipped with mine clearance systems of the Uran family. The supply of 20 robots Uran-6 and 17 fire-fighting robots Uran-14 is expected this year.

Research and development is in progress for heavy class robotized systems and assault and obstacles removal systems.

Russia’s Engineering Forces mark their 320th anniversary today. Officially they were established on January 21, 1701, when Emperor Peter the Great issued a decree to establish a military academy for training artillery offices and military engineers.