UNITED24 Purchased Machine to Demine Kharkiv Oblast
Armtac 400 has already started its work in Kharkiv Oblast. It is the largest and most effective demining machine, worth more than UAH 18 million (about $500,000).
“This became possible thanks to your donations through UNITED24,” Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov reported on Telegram.
Armtac 400 has significant advantages for sappers.
- With Armtac 400, sappers will be more protected as the machine provides the remote control at a distance of up to 800 m. This guarantees the safety of the operator. One can also drive the car manually — inside an armored and soundproof cabin.
- Armtac 400 can clear more than 2,400 m2 of territory per hour, neutralizing explosive residues at a depth of 55 cm. The machine is designed to protect Artmac from anti-tank mines weighing up to 10 kg.
The State Emergency Service clears 1,000 to 1,500 munitions every day. The new machine will help to do it faster and safer.
According to the goverment`s estimates, more than 160,000 square kilometers of the territory of Ukraine are littered with explosive devices.
The national postal service of Ukraine Ukrposhta launched a stamp with the legendary sapper dog Patron to buy another Armtac 400. One can purchase a stamp and help raise funds for another machine on Amazon, Ukrposhta, eBay, Kasta, and Rozetka.
UNITED24 is a fundraising platform created on the initiative of Volodymyr Zelenskyy to collect donations to support Ukraine. It was joined by actors Barbara Streisand, Mark Hamill, and Liev Schreiber, the creative director of Balenciaga Demna Gvasalia, and the Imagine Dragons band.
You can also contribute to this initiative and help to rebuild Ukraine, purchase medical equipment, or strengthen the state’s defense capabilities.