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Python minefield breaching system

The Python is a highly effective minefield breaching system which replaces the Giant Viper. The Python has the ability to clear a much longer 'safe lane' than its predecessor. It is also faster into action and far more accurate. It can clear a path 230 metres long and 7 metres wide.

The system works by firing a single rocket from a launcher mounted on a trailer which is towed to the edge of the mined area. Attached to the rocket is a long, coiled hose packed with powerful explosive. After the hose lands on the ground it detonates (pictured above in training) and destroys or clears more than 90 percent of the mines along its entire length.

The Python can be pulled behind the Trojan armoured engineer tank and has been used in Afghanistan on suspected Improvised Explosive Device (IED) fields.