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deiming team in Cambodia
A demining team in Cambodia tries out HSTAMIDS, short for handheld standoff mine detection system, which combines a metal detector with ground-penetrating radar. The multisensor device is designed to give deminers a better picture of whether objects underground are explosives or harmless clutter. The U.S. Army has been using the system for a couple of years, and variations for nonmilitary use are now being put into the field. HSTAMIDS has been in testing in Cambodia since April.
HSTAMIDS in Afghanistan
HSTAMIDS at work in very different terrain, in Afghanistan. The U.S. military has reported success with the system there and in Iraq.
The MineStalker from Niitek, of Sterling, Va., is a small remote-controlled vehicle that uses GPR and other sensors to look for land mines. A smaller version called the MiniStalker can be mounted on a . This MineStalker is on patrol in the Cunene Province of southern Angola (note the rusted tank at right).