The Mini MineWolf systems which are part of the German Army's ‘Route Clearance Package' are proving to be a valuable asset and the troops are delighted with their performance.
MineWolf Counter-IED Capabilities
The first two machines deployed cleared 25 IEDs in the first three months and have been called in to assist other NATO troops without such a capability where manual detection and clearance of explosive devices has not been possible.
The German Army have purchased seven Mini MineWolf systems to date, along with a range of attachments for a variety of route clearance tasks. Attachments include flails, tillers, dozer shields and the combined gripperbucket tool for the remote controlled robotic arm, which was specifically designed to meet German Army requirements. MineWolf Systems is also providing the Germans with a full time project management capability and through life support.
The gripperbucket tool for remote IED handling
For more information on the MineWolf Counter-IED capability and the deployment of the Mini MineWolf systems in Afghanistan please come and talk to the Project Managers for the German Army and British Army contracts at the MineWolf Systems' stand (Stand 14) at Military Engineering 2012.