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NEW PRACTICE SYSTEM FOR EFFECTIVE TRAINING

In order to develop national training and demining capacity by applying new innovative technologies ANAMA had procured a very effective electronic AP blast landmine simulator BT-R400 from Swedish company Arne Nordstroms Mechanical Inc. This wireless training set consisting of ten practice landmines and one control device will allow instructors of ANAMA TSQA Division to conduct more realistic training and evaluation of existing demining personnel as well. On September 8-12, ANAMA specialists visited mechanical workshop in Sweden to familiarize with the system and participate the training. The preparation for tests by D-Mine system in Azerbaijan has started. Evaluation of ANAMA operational staff has already created an atmosphere of competition among the teams. We believe that intended competition for nominating of "The safest team" will motivate deminers and increase the level of effectiveness and safety for the operational activity.