X

EU Visitor Notice: This Website Uses Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, to provide analytical data to better serve our visitors, and to serve advertising to fund our operations. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy.

Your preference will be saved for 90 days, or until you clear your browser cookies.


I AGREE
I DISAGREE
Learn More
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Digger D-3 Robo Tank Exterminates Landmines

by Range
Advertisement

While this isn’t something new, since the British developed these types of tanks in WWII, the robotic Digger D-3 is a modern-day take on the mine-sweeping tank. The D-3 is remote-controlled and will crawl around a minefield digging up up landmines thanks to its flail hammers.

digger_d_3_minesweeper_tank_1

The flail is composed of tungsten hammers that pound 10″ into the ground. For harder soils, there’s also a mechanical tiller which can plow through and rip out the mines as well. If the mines explode, the tank is supposed to be easily repairable. All the while, it’s operated remotely, with the operator a safe distance away from the exploding mines.

digger_d_3_minesweeper_tank

This tank was created by a Swiss non-profit organization, to help dig out the mines in minefields without risking the lives of servicemen and women. It’s been in Senegal, Sudan, Chad, and other places where minefields are commonplace.

The video shows the older Digger D-2 in action, but you get the idea on how it works. It can clear about 10,000 square feet per hour, which is pretty cool.

digger d-3 tank robotic mine landmines minefield

digger d-3 tank robotic mine landmines minefield

[via PopSci via DVice]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Levitating Darth Vader Helmet

Levitating Darth Vader Helmet

Orbis Electric Wheel

Orbis Electric Wheel

Marvel Remembers Stan Lee

Marvel Remembers Stan Lee

Advertisement
Concepts from Future Past: 1967 Lamborghini Marzal

Concepts from Future Past: 1967 Lamborghini Marzal

2018 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road Premium Review: A 4×4 Classic

2018 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road Premium Review: A 4×4 Classic

Honda Dusts off “Passport” Name to Throw Dirt on a New SUV

Honda Dusts off “Passport” Name to Throw Dirt on a New SUV