​Partially Localized MV-4 Demining Machine Was Tested in Ukraine

Ukraine has tested the DOK-ING MV-4 lightweight demining vehicle / Photo credit: the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine
Ukraine has tested the DOK-ING MV-4 lightweight demining vehicle / Photo credit: the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine

Tests of the DOK-ING MV-4 light demining machine were conducted at the training ground in Ukrain. The demining machine was assembled and partially localized in the country

For the first time, the tests were carried out in accordance with the experimental project developed by the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine and approved by the Ukrainian Government regarding the mandatory certification of mechanized demining equipment.

According to a statment of the Ministry's press office, DOK-ING MV-4 demining machine was tested on three types of soil (sand, gravel, black cotton soil), areas with dense vegetation, as well as survivability tests - a series of detonations of about 600 grams in TNT equivalent. After the tests, a certification procedure will be carried out.

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The large-scale assembly of the MV-4 demining machine is carried out by the Ukrainian company A3tech, which has been cooperating with the Croatian manufacturing company DOK-ING since 2020. The share of localization in the machinethat was tested was 15%. Ukrainian specialists produced the working shaft and elements of the working body of the machine. By the end of the year, manufacturers plan to bring the localization level to 25-30%.

Croatian MV-4 multi mission EOD robotic system, Defense Express
Croatian MV-4 multi mission EOD robotic system

"The localization and scaling up of production will not only allow us to manufacture, maintain and promptly repair DOK-ING machines in Ukraine, but also create additional jobs. This means both the development of our economy and increased opportunities for humanitarian demining. In addition, it is also a signal to foreign investors that it is possible to implement projects in Ukraine even despite the war that Russia has unleashed against us," said First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine - Minister of Economy Yulia Svyrydenko.

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MV-4 is a light robotic machine for demining and disposal of explosive objects. Due to its low profile and strong construction, it is resistant to detonations of anti-personnel mines and unexploded ordnance. MV-4 can withstand the explosion of an anti-tank mine. In an hour, the machine can demine an area of up to 1,500 m2. It is controlled by a remote control, the range of which is up to 1500 meters. In total, there are 300 MV-4 systems in operation in the world, and in Ukraine, specialists of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine work on them.

As Defense Express reported, Ukrainian rescuers in Kherson get Croatian MV-4 and MV-10 EOD robotic systems. We also wrote, that the first Ukrainian-made demining machine was certified in Ukraine.


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