Our main product is the VF-100 demining machine, which is based on an AHWI GmbH RT-400 chassis (undercarriage). Though the AHWI GmbH RT-400 is a land-clearing and forestry machine and not suitable for demining and mine-clearance applications, the VF-100 machine it has been completely redesigned, modified and certified for such tasks. Controlled from its protected cabin, the VF-100 heavy demining machine has been designed for the most difficult terrain, conditions and high temperatures and also offers the possibility of remote control.
In this modified version of the AHWI GmbH RT-400, the existing cabin, which was not suitable for demining applications, has been removed and replaced with a completely new Istrazivac-built cabin in a different position to ensure maximum safety for the machine operator. The new cabin has level II ballistic protection against mine splinters, noises and vibrations. Windshield, windows and all other surfaces are made from several levels of ballistic glass to prevent internal splinter penetration. An emergency exit has been included on top of the cabin. The whole machine is protected with an additional armour shield constructed by Istrazivac experts using Hardox 450 boards.
Istrazivac has therefore built and can supply a completely new working tool, with a range of tillers and flails available depending on terrain type and the buyer’s needs. Unlike the AHWI GmbH RT-400, the new machine also offers a high-quality remote control system. The VF-100, heavy demining machine, has been tested and certified by the Croatian Mine Action Center (CROMAC) Center for Testing and Research, and meets all requirements for use in humanitarian demining activities, passing tests on all anti-tank and anti-personnel mines.