Toolbox will be designed to fit the needs of mine clearing stakeholders and introduced to their culture with a proper level of education. It will benefit from the past and current developments, and will link and eventually complement relevant existinginformation systems, procedures and databases.


Main idea is to propose simple, pragmatic and low cost tools that will be operated by local population and non military organization in a civil environment (close to population, wide areas, in a soil reuse perspective). The goal is to create very easy to use tool, preserving the principle of 3-button rule and to provide trainings of demining teams and education of population.


The D-BOX development starts by an assessment of past and on-going-activities, operational needs and scenarios. After the requirements for different tolls have been derived, a comprehensive toolbox will be established keeping the end-users strongly involved in the process.


Figure 3 Toolbox life cycle


The planned contribution includes the establishment of a comprehensive Demining toolbox (D-BOX) and also development and improvement of existing and novel tools:

  • close detection by biosensors
  • network of sensors,
  • risk assessment tools,
  • new dog training method,
  • information fusion tools.


In addition to the developed tools, the final toolbox will include:

  • technologies such as mapping and localizing landmines and cluster munitions,
  • human and ethical recommendations and guidelines,
  • techniques and procedures for mine and cluster munitions neutralization,
  • civil and de-miner protection,
  • education and training for all stakeholders.


All these parts will be supported by the series of demonstrations to evaluate performances and to the establishment of a roadmap for its development and implementation.