Mine & UXO Disposal Project
Project #1 is education. We have teamed up with a number of EOD (explosive ordinance disposal) experts who are offering training for de-mining workers, volunteers and regular citizens. Our purpose is to improve and modernize the techniques of local de-miners and raise awareness of mines and UXO across the community. We hope to save many lives through education.
Project #2 is 3D printing replicas of Russian mines and UXO. These realistic replicas will be used to educate EOD technicians and volunteers about the details of operation and disposal of UXO. Our replicas will mimic the real ordinance in minute detail, including triggers that use audible signals to indicate mishandling of the unit.
Project #3 is the production of de-mining robots to be made available free of charge to EOD workers in Ukraine. We already have working prototypes and now need to move to assembly line production. We estimate that we can build 10 robots per month at a cost of about $10,000 per robot. See our Pirate Robot page for details.
Project #4 is conducting aerial surveys of hazard areas throughout the liberated territories of Ukraine. By analyzing our drone imagery with cutting-edge artificial intelligence, we can spot many types of munitions without having to put lives at risk. The data we gather is being made available to EOD teams and local communities free of charge.
*We are a United States 501c3 Nonprofit, tax exempt organization operating as a Public Charity under the status 170(b)(1)(A)(iv), with the specific purpose of providing emergency and relief aid on an international basis.