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Explosive Ordnance Disposal Teams of the Land Forces Get Stronger with KİRPİ METİ

by Buse Köse

The Ministry of National Defence (MND) announced on 6 May that 10 Explosive Ordnance Disposal (PMKİ) Team Vehicles were delivered to the Land Forces Command.

Upon observing the images served together with the official statement made by the MND, it is seen that the vehicles delivered are the METİ (Mine and Improvised Explosive Device Detection and Disposal) version of the KİRPİ II. It is aimed to increase the ability of PMİI teams to respond and mitigate hazards from mines and improvised explosive devices (IED) with these vehicles.

There is a robotic arm on the vehicle that can reach up to 8 meters. On this arm, enabling remote intervention during the operations of the detonation of mines and IEDs, there are multiple camera systems that enable seeing the explosive from different angles, plus systems such as

  • a mine detector,
  • a water canon,
  • clamp,
  • ground engaging tool and ends,
  • a backhoe and
  • a rake.

The vehicle is also equipped with a remote-controlled weapon system, an electro-optical system integrated on the telescopic mast, and a jammer that can be used against remote-controlled explosive devices.

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