BOZENA 5 to Demine in Jordan

During his recent visit to Jordan, Czech Defence Minister Martin Bartak offered the country to exploit BOZENA 5 demining system.

As a result of past military activities, some 6000 hectars of former agricultural land of Jordan are still full of land mines which prevent people from access and normal use. Up to 200,000 mines are planted and their explosions caused more than 200 deaths or injuries in 2008 only.

Minister Bartak, His Royal Highness Prince Mired Bin Ra´ad Bin Zeid Al-Hussein of Jordan, and representatives of the National Commission for Demining and Rehabilitation of Jordan, proposed the exercise „Bozena Deminer“, during which two systems of BOZENA 5 with 20 personnel would contribute to cleaning of Jordan Valley.