South Korea’s Hanwha Systems Co. has developed a new mine detector capable of finding non-metal explosives such as wooden-boxed land mines.
Equipped with a ground penetrating radar, the PRS-20K detector also has an improved detection rate in finding metallic mines compared with the PRS-17K currently used by the military since the late 1990s, Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said today.
The mine detector which has been under development since 2015 will be deployed by the military in 2022. It is expected to help minimize possible casualties during the rainy season by land mines swept to civilian areas. It can also be used for the war remains excavation project inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ).