SOUVIM 2 is a countermine system based on a combination of mine decoying subsystems. It is able to clear 150 km of route in one day. It is particularly suitable for main supply route clearance. SOUVIM 2 is composed of two vehicles and three trailers. The first vehicle - VDM - carries the stand-off mine decoy support frame including DEDALE magnetic decoy antennas. The VDM is immune to pressure mines because of its specially designed low pressure tyres which will not detonate any mine. It tows a weighted trailer - RDM 1 -, which detonates mines and secures and marks a track for the second vehicle. The second vehicle - VTR - follows the lane secured and marked by the VDM, and tows two additional trailers - RDM 2 & 3 -, which detonate pressure mines deployed on the track up to a width of 3.9 m.
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