By the end of 2019 the tractor factory of Chelyabinsk, Russia, is going to launch a serial production of “mine tractors” – an upgraded version of an armored agricultural machine BM 102S equipped by a special minesweep to deactivate anti-personnel and anti-tank mines.
Such tractor with a minesweep is cheaper and more maneuverable than a tank mine sweeper. It has a better motor capacity and its use is economically more reasonable.
The developers also cared about the safety of the personnel. If the minesweep gets in touch with a more powerful explosive device, the engine installed in the front will help to save the crew.