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Demining Drone
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Faction Icon-side-neutral.png IDAP
Type Small UAV
Seats None
Item capacity None
Top speed ~ 100 km/h
Service ceiling ~ 1,250 m
Fuel capacity 100 fuel units
Weight 251.286 kg (g)
Slingloadable No
Primary armament Main:
  • 4× Demining Charge
Secondary armament None
Variants None
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The Demining Drone is an Explosive Ordnance Disposal drone used exclusively by IDAP aid workers in ArmA 3. It was added with the release of the Laws of War DLC.

Overview

  • Roles:
    • Explosive ordnance disposal
« Engineers of the International Development & Aid Project took a standard Utility Drone and modified it for highly effective mine clearance operations. This improvised drone uses a powerful sensor ring to detect mines as it flies low above the ground. It then releases one of its 4 demining charges from a higher altitude in order to safely detonate mines or other types of ordnance below.
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Design

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This is a premium asset that requires ownership of the Laws of War DLC.


The Demining Drone is miniature VTOL-capable hexacopter that is small enough to be carried in a backpack.

Features
It is primarily designed to dispose of land mines from the air by dropping light charges on top or near them in order to safely trigger them from a distance.

Whenever a charge is deployed, it creates a loud whistling noise that can be easily heard. The charges themselves also emit a coloured trail of smoke to make them highly visible from afar.

To prevent damage to the airframe itself, it is recommended that the charges only be dropped at a minimum safe altitude of 25 m and above. For optimal results, taking manual control of the drone is recommended for the demining process.

Protection

The Demining Drone has a base armour value of just 0.5.

Sensors

Exclusively designed for mine disposal, the Demining Drone has only one unique sensor available:

Mine Detector

The Demining Drone is able to sense the location of buried landmines and IEDs within a 360 degree radius and at a maximum distance of 50 m from the drone's current position.

Unlike other types of sensors, there is no azimuth or elevation restriction.

Trivia

  • The Demining Drone is inspired by a Dutch-made concept UAV model that was designed by the Micro Air Vehicle Lab (MAVLab), an educational institution based at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.
  • Along with the Utility Drone, the Demining Drone is currently one of the only two rotary-wing based air assets in ArmA 3 that utilise six rotors.
  • It is the first vehicle in the entire series that is designed exclusively for carrying out EOD duties.
  • Demining Drone development concepts. Note how the second design (from the left) is reused for Macrotech's "IM-5 Monitor".

    A billboard in the IDAP showcase mentions that Demining Drones are manufactured by an Armaverse company called the Macrotech Corporation.
    • One of the Demining Drone's initial concept mockups are also used as a basis for Macrotech's "IM-5 Monitor" (though the drone itself is not featured as a usable asset).
  • Following the release of the Contact expansion pack, Eastern European NATO forces are also briefly depicted using the Demining Drone (though they aren't shown utilising it outside of the campaign).

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See also

Variants

Drones of comparable role and configuration

Vehicles of ArmA 3
Wheeled AFV-4 GorgonAMV-7 MarshallHatchbackHEMTTHunterIfritKartMB 4WDMSE-3 MaridOffroadProwlerQilinRhino MGS (UP) • StriderSUVTempestTractorTruckQuadbikeUGV StomperVanZamak (MRL)
Tracked 2S9 SochorAWC NyxBTR-K KamyshCRV-6e BobcatED-1D Mini UGV (ED-1E) • IFV-6a CheetahIFV-6c PantherFV-720 MoraM2A1 Slammer (A4 UP) • M4 ScorcherM5 SandstormMBT-52 KumaT-100 VarsukT-140 Angara (T-140K) • ZSU-39 Tigris
Rotor-wing AH-9 PawneeAH-99 BlackfootAR-2 DarterCH-49 MohawkCH-67 HuronDemining DroneMH-9 Hummingbird (M900) • Mi-48 KajmanMi-290 TaruMQ-12 FalconPO-30 OrcaUH-80 Ghost HawkUtility DroneWY-55 Hellcat
Fixed-wing A-143 BuzzardA-149 GryphonA-164 WipeoutCaesar BTTF/A-181 Black Wasp IIKH-3A FenghuangMQ-4A GreyhawkTo-199 NeophronTo-201 ShikraUCAV SentinelV-44X BlackfishY-32 Xi'an
Aquatic Assault BoatMotorboatRHIBSpeedboatSDVWater Scooter
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
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