2018 To Walk the Earth in Safety: East Asia and Pacific--Other U.S. Support

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Bureau of Political-Military Affairs

OTHER U.S. SUPPORT

With funding from the Department of Defense, the United States provided $527,400 for CWD in other East Asia and Pacific countries.

  • Philippines: USPACOM continued to partner with the Philippine Naval Special Operations Group Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Philippine Army Support Command on underwater humanitarian demining to improve indigenous capacity for UXO clearance and humanitarian aspects of EOD.
  • Thailand: HD R&D technologies have been used in the clearance of 724 mines and UXO from 7 million square meters (1,729 acres) of land to date. HD R&D, in partnership with the Thailand Mine Action Center, continued evaluating the Mini MineWolf and Medium MineWolf, which are earth tilling systems capable of clearing anti-personnel and anti-tank landmines, as well as an aerial survey system, and the Armored Remote Control Chase Vehicle. USPACOM/MARFORPAC also deepened its partnership with the Thailand Mine Action Center and Royal Thai Armed Forces Engineering Command by conducting Program Development Visit Pre-Deployment Site Survey; and Phase I, II, and III EOD/Blast Trauma train-the-trainer programs.