Rostec Showcases ‘Listva’ Remote Demining Vehicle to Foreign Experts

Rostec Showcases ‘Listva’ Remote Demining Vehicle to Foreign Experts

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The Ruselectronics holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) has demonstrated the Listva remote mine clearing vehicle to foreign experts at the ARMY-2021 forum. The vehicle, developed by the Kaskad Instrument Plant in Krasnodar, can be used for detection and disposal of planted explosive devices at up to 100 m using electromagnetic and induction emitters. 

Listva can be used as a forward demining vehicle in convoys of armored vehicles, combat engineers, or to ensure the safety of humanitarian convoys. 

“Listva’s main designation is to detect of explosive mines and dispose sapper munitions and improvised explosive devices”, Director for International Cooperation and Regional Policy of Rostec State Corporation, Viktor Kladov. “The vehicle is capable of providing full protection for the following convoy, practically replacing an entire unit of sappers.” 

During the forum, representatives of 10 foreign delegations assessed the Listva. Foreign delegations showed great interest in the microwave emitter, with the help of which the detected charges equipped with electronic elements are demined. The radiation ‘burns’ the electronics of the explosive device, rendering it unusable. If a pressurized mine is found, the crew, which includes sappers, makes a decision on controlled detonation or disarming of the device. 

To neutralize improvised explosive devices that are activated using mobile phones, Listva is capable of emitting radio signals at frequencies typical of civilian electronics. The detonation of the explosive occurs at a safe distance when the mine enters the active zone of the vehicle’s emitter. 

International Military-Technical Forum ARMY-2021 is held at the Patriot Exhibition and Convention Center near Moscow from August 22 to 28. Ruselectronics expositions are located in pavilion B and in the Rostec demo center.