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Flying high

Mine detection came to Kosovo last week, with the arrival of the 'mineseeker' airship. Fitted with state of the art ground probing radar and digital imaging developed by the Defence Research Establishment, the airship can detect mines from an altitude of 50m, covering an area of 100m 2per second - many thousands of times faster than a manual search. Sponsored by Virgin Atlantic, the airship was manufactured by Shropshire based Lightship Group. It arrived in Kosovo last week after a ...

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