DTEK Group has handed over two drones to the Emergency Service of Ukraine. They will be used to look for remnants of ammunition and mines and develop the mine clearance map.
These drones will reduce the risk to mine clearance teams when they conduct surface inspections and help detect places where the Russian troops used to be deployed to ensure they can be later cleared from mines.
“These drones will make it easy for us to work. They will be used to conduct a survey of territories in Chenihiv Oblast as well as underwater areas. They reduce the risk to service personnel who are engaged in demining works,” stated Artem Kuzub, captain of Civil Defence Service and deputy head of pyrotechnics department of special purpose rescue team of the Main Department of Emergency Service of Ukraine in Chenihiv Oblast.
“Underwater drone is useful as it can reduce the risk to divers as they do not really need to dive. This type of drone is more difficult to operate. We have been long using underwater drones to check hydraulic facilities at our thermal power plants. So we can provide our specialists to the State Emergency Service of Ukraine to teach them how to use such drones. We want to contribute to the development of the new era of mine clearance business in Ukraine so that the State Emergency Service of Ukraine as well as other agencies could use new technologies to ensure safety of people,” stated DTEK Executive Director Dmytro Sakharuk.
Patron the mine-sniffing dog who helps pyrotechnics experts look for mines and hazardous explosives was also present during the drone donation ceremony.