Landmines detection

See how we took airport scanners and developed them for landmine detection

Landmines detection

What we do

Under the umbrella of Sir Bobby Charlton’s newly-formed charity Find A Better Way, we collaborated with the University of Lancaster, The Mines Advisory Group (MAG) and security firm Rapiscan Systems to develop new technologies to accelerate the detection and clearance of landmines.

Landmines are a global problem, with more than 65 countries being affected by landmines or explosive remnants of war. In 2009 there were around 4,000 casualties of landmines, with UNICEF research suggesting one third of all landmine victims are children under the age of 15.

Metal detectors are currently the main method for finding landmines but are unable to distinguish landmines from other metals. New technologies that can cut down on the time it takes to detect landmines, and to ensure they are effectively deactivated and removed are critical.

The University has been at the heart of our activity from the inception when Sir Bobby set out his hope to find a better way of clearing landmines. The FABW relationship with the University and the constant enthusiasm and support of both their academics and their students has brought our vision a little closer.

John Edees, Chairman of the Find A Better Way Trustees

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