Sweden provided Ukraine a DMR 1 deep-digging demining system

Experiences point out that the Swedish authorities has generously supplied Kyiv with a battlefield demining system, generally known as the Djupminröjmaskin 1 [DMR 1]. It’s reported that Sweden has dispatched one in all these machines to Ukraine. The Swedish Ministry of Protection formally confirmed this info on January twenty ninth of this 12 months. 

Picture credit score: Swedish MoD

The Djupminröjmaskin 1 has a important position to play, each throughout and after the present battle. It’s instrumental in clearing landmines, a essential activity obligatory for restoring normalcy in war-affected areas. 


The time period “Djup” in Swedish interprets to “deep”, describing the motion of quickly spinning chains, or ‘flails’, which delve roughly 40 centimeters into the bottom. Upon encountering a mine, they both crack or set it off. It’s colloquially generally known as the ScanJack 3500, and it’s constructed on the framework of a Finnish John Deere 1710D forestry machine. 

This formidable machine is roughly 14m lengthy, weighs 40 tons, and is powered by a sturdy 215hp six-cylinder diesel engine that operates the tractor. Moreover, it has a potent 571hp Scania V8 diesel engine that powers the demining unit. 

Its working pace spans 0.2-1.5 km/h, and it consumes between 60 and 80 liters of gas each hour, relying on situations. To make sure operator security, the ScanJack 3500’s framework has been strengthened to resist not simply mine explosions, but in addition shell assaults. Spectacular, isn’t it?


The Swedish Ministry of Protection has introduced that this isn’t the inaugural event Ukrainian college students, specialists, and engineers have encountered this method. Certainly, simply final 12 months, the Swedish authorities had already launched an initiative offering coaching for Ukrainians. 

All through the coaching, these college students have been capable of amass expertise in managing the great system. Regardless of a steep studying curve, linguistic obstacles, and divergent instructing strategies, their drive to be taught enabled their mastery of the DMR system. 

“The scholars’ numerous foundational information added a component of complexity to the coaching, notably because of the language barrier. Nonetheless, the scholars showcased a outstanding grasp of the system. Their newly acquired competencies will undoubtedly create significant variations upon their return to Ukraine,” relayed one of many coaching instructors.

Massive downside in Ukraine

Not only a risk to frontline fight troops, mines additionally pose vital challenges to civilians and impede social restoration efforts in areas like agriculture and infrastructure, notably in Ukraine. The introduction of the Deep Demining Machine 1 is ready to boost each the effectiveness and security at these websites. 

“Take into account the contrasting procedures. Steer a DMR machine by a mine-infested space for a safer, extra environment friendly choice, versus the manually tedious and dangerous strategy of painstakingly combing by mines with sweepers and picks,” shares an teacher on the scene.

Made in Sweden

The DMR, a Swedish invention, is actually a strengthened forestry machine. Its sturdy chassis is designed to guard the operator from mine explosions, shrapnel, and sure varieties of artillery hearth. 

The performance of the DMR revolves round a joystick throughout the cabin, which controls a cleanup unit positioned on the machine’s entrance. This unit, geared up with quickly rotating chains, hammers the bottom as much as depths of 40 centimeters. Upon contact with a mine, these high-speed chains both shatter or set off the mine. 

“I view it with immense pleasure, the power of our group to quickly pivot from our strange duties to undertake such essential operations for Ukraine on such brief discover,” acknowledged Colonel Jørgen Larsson, head of the Whole Defence’s Ordnance and Mine Disposal Centre. “My deepest thanks exit to all group members who devoted their utmost efforts to make this potential. With out the help of the whole garrison, reaching this could have been just about not possible.”


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