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  • MV-4 light demining vehicle assembled and localised in Ukraine receives certificate of conformity
    Ministry of Economy of Ukraine, posted 09 May 2024 13:01

    The Ukrainian company A3tech has received a certificate of conformity for the DOK-ING MV-4 demining machine in line with the requirements set out in Government Resolution No. 271 on mandatory certification of mechanised demining equipment. This will allow the manufacturer to move to industrial production of machines for the needs of the market: both government agencies and humanitarian demining operators.

    “The Government and the Ministry of Economy are consistently working to ensure that more and more machines assembled and partially localised in Ukraine are used in the fields. We want Ukraine to develop its own production of demining equipment. At the same time, we are working with partners who support humanitarian demining to ensure that they purchase equipment made in Ukraine. After all, increasing the production of demining machines or components for them in Ukraine means new jobs, additional budget revenues and new partnerships. Manufacturers not only hire new employees, but also cooperate with other plants operating in different regions of Ukraine,” says Yuliia Svyrydenko, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy of Ukraine.

    A3tech, which assembles and localises Croatian DOK-ING machines, has increased its staff by 12% since the beginning of the year. In addition, the company has engaged another plant to manufacture some of the components. There are plans to involve another enterprise in production, as A3tech is planning to test the MV-10 heavy demining machine at a test site in the near future and, after receiving a certificate, move to mass production. There are already customers for this type of machine.

    “The assembly and localisation of demining machines in Ukraine speeds up the repair or replacement of parts in the event of an explosion in the fields. In addition, it simplifies access to the equipment for humanitarian demining operators, of which we already have almost 40 and more are being certified,” says Ihor Bezkaravainyi, Deputy Minister of Economy, explaining the advantages of localisation over imports.

    In early April, the MV-4 light demining vehicle was tested at a training ground on three types of soil (sand, gravel, black soil) and in an area with dense vegetation. The machine withstood a series of explosions of about 600 grams of TNT equivalent.


    The MV-4 is a lightweight robotic demining and explosive ordnance disposal vehicle. Thanks to its low profile and robust design, it is resistant to detonations of anti-personnel mines and unexploded ordnance. The MV-4 can withstand an anti-tank mine explosion. The MV-4 is used for mechanical ground preparation and demining, mechanical inspection of the area and its clearing, and removal of objects. The vehicle can clear an area of up to 1,500 m2 in an hour. It is controlled by a remote control with a range of up to 1,500 metres. There are 300 MV-4 systems in operation worldwide, and in Ukraine it is used by the State Emergency Service.