Turkish state-owned defense firm ASFAT will export its mine clearing equipment to Burkina Faso, following the vehicles’ sale to Azerbaijan where it is being used to clean its lands of mines left by occupying Armenian forces. The first country that purchased the minesweeping vehicle, the MEMATT (Mechanical Mine Clearing Equipment), was Azerbaijan. In the test conducted in the exercise area near Baku, the mine-clearing equipment was successful in detonating all the mines laid in the field.
The MEMATT will be both less time-consuming and safer in mine-clearing operations, adding that MEMATT has superior technical features compared to other demining machinery. The mine clearing equipment design, prototype production, mass production and certification stages were completed in only 14 months from the R&D stage, was produced and made ready for the service of the Turkish Armed Forces. The MEMATT has a high resistance to explosions, and it is faster, reliable, and minimizes loss of life.