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Most existing minefields are in the third world. Any program or design needs to work under circumstances very different from those of the developed North.

To the extent a proposal requires labour, it should use local labour as much as possible. Deminers in Angola typically earn about US$50 per month, which is more than most other occupations. You can afford a tremendous investment in training or technology compared to the cost of importing clearance operators from Europe.

Hardware must be designed taking into account field conditions. Typical commercial specifications do not apply where a broken connector may take 6 weeks to replace, or a dead battery results in a dead operator because the detector did not tell him it was inoperable.