Turkey’s Military Factory and Shipyard Management (ASFAT) announced that two remote-controlled mine clearance vehicles were exported to Togo.
Following Azerbaijan (20 units) and Burkina Faso (four units), Togo became the third country that purchased ASFAT’s “Remote Controlled Mechanical Demining Equipment”, aka MEMATT.
MEMATTs were delivered during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s official tour of African countries including Angola, Togo, and Nigeria.
The state-run project management company ASFAT described its remote-controlled mine clearance vehicle as follows:
“MEMATT has been designed with the latest technology to neutralize anti-personnel mines and clear the existing vegetation in the field. The equipment has many superior features in-field performance, fast part replacement, and the use of multiple devices compared to its equals.
It is also easy to transport by different vehicles, offers ease of use for different purposes and projects with the machine’s modular design, and ease of service with more than one maintenance cover.
Equipment with superior installments; it has a body designed for harsh conditions and a metal plate resistant to external forces, engine air intake protection filter system, Armox 500T protection shield made of armor steel, steel pallet providing maximum durability against hard floors and tiller attachment made of easily replaceable carbide tips.”