Magnetic Mine Actuating System
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) unveiled its Anti Magnetic Mine Actuating system (AMMAD MK II) at AUSA 2017.
AMMAD MK II provides a solution for safely neutralising land-based magnetic mines and IEDs. AMMAD MK II defeats concealed or surface laid threats by Magnetic Target Emulation and activating the charge. The system works through the generation of a magnetic field that precedes the vehicle at a stand-off range. IAI‘s AMMAD MK II is displayed in conjunction with other mechanical methods for safely removing threats from a vehicles’ path that works on other methods of operation.
This combined systems with other mechanical threat removal means, AMMAD MK II provides a complete response to the threat of mines and other explosives used by and army’s and terrorist organisations deployed as part of an asymmetric warfare tactic. Terrorist organisations took over weapon arsenals in weakened countries (such as Syria or Libya) and are currently equipped with a range of weapons, including threats of this type.
AMMAD MK II is used by various armies and can be used in conjunction with other systems that respond to mine threats and IED’s such as rollers and track-width mine plows. AMMAD MK II’ss open architecture design allows it to be easily adapted to any kind of armored vehicle or tanks and can neutralize future threats. The system, during service use, does not disrupt the operation of the host vehicle tank.