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GCS-200 Demining Platform Already in Ukraine

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GCS-200 Demining Platform with Ukrainian flag /Illustrative photo from open sources
GCS-200 Demining Platform with Ukrainian flag /Illustrative photo from open sources

The Swiss-German remote-controlled demining machine GCS-200 already used on the territory of Ukraine

The corresponding video was published on the Telegram chanel of editor-in-chief of Censor.NET Yuriy Butusov and in a Twitter of Clash Report

GCS-200 is a multi-purpose, unmanned EOD platform is a heavy-duty clearance tasks with maximum survivability in high-threat environments.

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The GCS-200 is the big-sized version of two platforms. The multi-purpose solution performs with a wide scope of applications in scenarios involving the clearance of explosive threats. Its capabilities include:

- Manipulator arm, dozer blade and forklift for IED and UXO clearance

- Effective clearance of AP and AT mines with tiller and flail

- Various attachments for the clearance of runways and hard surfaces

- Standard three-point hitch with a range of interchangeable custom-made or commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) attachments

- Remote controlled with integrated and protected camera systems for high-threat areas

- Easy to transport via 20ft ISO container

- State-of-the-art components to withstand the harshest climatic conditions

The GCS-200 incorporates an advanced and unique design based on the design concepts of the GCS-100 and GCS-300 product range.

The EOD vehicle measures 4.19m long without attachment, whereas the overall length of the platform with manipulator arm is 10.57m. The vehicle has a width of 1.92m and height of 2.02m. The weights of the vehicle with and without the manipulator arm are 10,500kg and 8,260kg respectively.

The GCS-200 can perform mine-clearance missions at a maximum rate of 12,000m² a day, at a speed between 0.8km/h and 2.3km/h. The manipulator arm can reach a maximum distance of 6.38m and lift a maximum weight of 1,000kg.

Senior GCS executives alongside chief military personnel after factory acceptance sign off.
Senior GCS executives alongside chief military personnel after factory acceptance sign off. December 2022

In December 2022 became known Army representatives from Ukraine and the German Bundeswehr signed off for three machines and a range of additional attachments.

Anti-tank and anti-personnel mines have been used extensively in the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war. As heavy combat continues, Explosive Threat Mitigation remains essential to clear contamination and render regions safe for civilian use.

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