Principal activities of Lebanese Mine Action Center
3 methods are used in Lebanon:
- Manual: detecting by using probes and sensors.
- Mechanical: using mine flails and other mechanical means.
- Using dogs trained for mine detection.
(2) - Operational Capabilities of the Center:
The current capabilities of the Center
MAG:- Battlefield clearing teams: 7.
- A mechanical team: 1.
- Demining teams: 1.
- Local Communication: 3
Handicap International: – A Mechanical team: 3
DCA: - Battlefield clearing teams: 3.
- A mechanical team: 5.
NPA: - Battlefield clearing teams: 7
POD: - Battlefield clearing teams: 7
|Lebanon’s capabilities in humanitarian demining|
|Battlefield clearing teams||Mechanical team||Demining teams||Local Communication||Total|
The current capabilities of the engineering regiment
• On all Lebanese territories:
- NTS Team
- 4 mechanical clearing teams
- 7 mine detector dog teams
• North Lebanon:
- 2 demining teams
• South Lebanon:
- 2 demining and cluster bombs removal teams
- 2 sampling teams
- 2 NTS teams
The capabilities of the Engineering Regiment n Humanitarian Demining
Fast response (secret)
demining and cluster bombs removal teams
mine detector dog teams
|Non- technical scanning teams||
mechanical clearing teams
|3||2||7||2||3||4||2||20+ 3 companies|
Cleared spaces from 1998 till 30/04/2015 (in sqm):
|Spots infested with cluster bombs||59.020.060||41.033.297||17.986.763|
(A)- Anti - personnel mines: used for killing individuals and disrupt their movement. They come in different shapes and colors.
(B) – Anti -Tank mines: used for destroying vehicles and killing or injuring individuals inside the vehicles. They come in different shapes and colors.
(C)- Luminous mines: used for illuminating sneaking places into military posts.
(D)- Cluster bombs: They are small devices designed for automatic explosion or explosion upon impact with a body or as a result of tempering with them. They are propelled using artillery missiles, rocket launchers and aircraft rockets. They come in various forms and colors and they might be in the form of a ball or stone or an iron butterfly, or a device with a dangling tape or other forms.