“Ukroboronprom” Developed a “Pencil” for Demining

by Olha Povaliaieva
Friday, December 2, 2022
“Ukroboronprom” Developed a “Pencil” for Demining

Specialists of the state defence concern have developed a device for burning metal on detonating devices

The state defence industrial concern Ukroboronprom continues to develop in accordance with the current needs of the current situation in Ukraine. The latest development is the VPM SF-1 sapper "pencil". Now the concern's engineers are working on the remote control of the SF-1 airframe using drones.

"Thanks to its exothermic powder mixture, it effectively burns through the metal shells of explosive objects such as ammunition. This causes the explosive to burn out. Such a pencil can be used for demining territories," Ukroboronprom.

Ukroboronprom is a certified mine action operator in Ukraine. The centre for humanitarian demining also operates on the basis of the enterprise, which was accredited in 2010 as a provider of mine action. The CHD cooperates with UNMAS and the UN.

We remind you that Ukrainian dog-sapper Patron became a Goodwill Dog of UNICEF. 

You will be interested