30 Dec '16, 1pm

Afghan brothers' mine-hunting drone could eradicate all mines within 10 years

Afghan brothers' mine-hunting drone could eradicate all mines within 10 years

For two years, they developed a flying mine-hunting drone that performs a similar task to the ground-based device, but with higher efficiency. The Mine Kafon Drones can clear land mines 20 times faster than existing devices, according to the Hassanis, on a much smaller budget. While removing mines by hand is a dangerous and expensive process (costing as much as $1,000 per mine, depending on the type), the flying minesweeper drone costs about $1,100 and can map and clear an entire minefield. The brothers estimate thousands of their drones working around the globe could clear all the existing mines within 10 years.

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