Russian Strategic Missile Troops to receive new Listva mine clearance vehicles

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The Russian Strategic Missile Forces (RVSN) will receive up to 20 LISTVA mine clearance vehicles capable of detecting and blowing up mines by 2020.

According to the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, the Russian Strategic Missile Forces will soon be equipped with the new LISTVA mine clearance vehicles provides unprecedented performance in the automatic detection, recognition, and precision marking of buried explosive hazards. 

The MDR LISTVA is a new generation of Russian demining vehicle capable of detecting and blowing up mines up to 100 meters away. The LISTVA was developed specifically for the Strategic Missile Force. It is used to support the columns of mobile missile systems.

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The test of MDR LISTVA took place in August 2013 at the test range near Krasnoarmeysk (Moscow region).

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The vehicle equipped with a UHF emitter moves in front of a mobile missile system. It detects radio-controlled landmines planted along and away from the road using ground-penetrating radar and then uses ultra-high-frequency rays to neutralize them.  The vehicle fitted with electromagnetic and UHF countermine system, that detonates magnetically fuzed mines.

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