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1st domestic airborne mine detecting robot invented

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Oct 2, IRNA -- An Iranian inventor successfully manufactured the country's first airborne mine detecting robot which is capable of discovering and defusing mines one-meter deep in the ground.

Asghar Safari told IRNA Tuesday that the flying mine detector discovers mines in up to one-meter depth of the ground and then they will be defused by a robot which can be controlled by an operator on the ground .

The machine can be used to clear Iran's southern and western border areas from mines remaining from the wartime era, Safari said.

He added saving the lives of his Iranian fellow citizens was the main objective of inventing the airborne mine detecting robot.

Many Iranians living in southern and western border areas are killed each year by mines left from the 1980-88 Iraqi imposed war against Iran.

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