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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).
probing for mine in Sudan
When HSTAMIDS or a traditional mine detector locates what looks like a land mine, the deminer then has to probe the ground for the object. In some cases, demining teams (here, in Sudan in 2003) may simply dig their way across suspected minefields.