Allowing troops to rapidly advance through booby-trapped areas.
Faced with booby trapped fields, military personnel have to move quickly and safety through booby-trapped environments. The Python mine clearance device comprises an explosive filled hose-pipe and a rocket, when fired over a booby-trapped area and detonated, the device clears any explosives making the area safe.
We worked closely with BAE to build a system to fill the hose-pipe with explosives.
The upgrades enhance a piece of kit with a strong history of success: it has already proved its worth while deployed on operations in Afghanistan, where it ensured safe passage for the British Army through IED [improvised explosive device] belts and heavily mined legacy minefields.