Among 35 Nations, DOK-ING Confirmed as the Pinnacle of Expertise at the Symposium on Mine Action 2024 in Cavtat

Cavtat, Croatia, 11.04.2024. Among the distinguished delegations from 35 countries at the Symposium on Mine Action in Cavtat, DOK-ING stood out as the pinnacle of expertise and innovation in the field of mine action. More than 200 participants, as well as 13 exhibitors, attended the 20th International Symposium on Mine Action 2024 held from April 9th to 11th in Cavtat.

With a rich history of pioneering innovations and relentless dedication, DOK-ING’s presence was crucial in providing invaluable insights and solutions for the complex challenges in global demining. At this event, experts from different parts of the world exchanged experiences, discussed the latest technologies and methods, and identified challenges, while DOK-ING presented sustainable solutions in the fight against mines and explosive remnants of war. DOK-ING’s profound contributions highlighted the company’s key role as a global leader in the ongoing mission to preserve human lives, property, and the environment on the path to a safer future.

From its inception to the present day, DOK-ING has been testing its robotic systems and their development at the Croatian Mine Action Center – Testing, Development, and Training Center (HCR-CTRO). In this way, over the past twenty years, users around the world have been introduced to the issue of humanitarian demining and its resolution through demonstrations and education using demining robotic systems.

The pressing issue of ongoing Russian aggression against Ukraine, where the population is directly affected by mines and other explosive remnants of war, was highlighted at the symposium. This emphasized the undeniable need for an organized, systematic, and experienced institutional framework that supports every country facing this problem. DOK-ING dedicated its presentation at the symposium to its prominent contribution in the field of mine action in 40 countries worldwide, with a particular focus on demining efforts in Ukraine.


Konstantin Darmaniyan, Chief technical advisor at DOK-ING, during his presentation, emphasized: In the fight against mines and remnants of armed conflicts, DOK-ING stands out as the pinnacle of expertise and innovation, providing sustainable solutions to complex challenges worldwide. Our commitment extends beyond innovation, production, and sales to providing training and knowledge transfer in the field of mechanical demining, confirming our role in saving lives and restoring affected areas worldwide. Key stakeholders and decision-makers from around the world present here today have been users of our robotic systems for many years. In Ukraine, as of March 31, 2024, DOK-ING’s robotic systems have cleared 4,589,223 m² of land contaminated with mines and explosive remnants of war, aiming for the swift restoration of functional life for residents. Our MV-4 and MV-10 robotic systems have saved many lives of civilian populations and ensured the safety of the operators and deminers during the clearance of agricultural and infrastructure areas.”

The main objective of this three-day event was to identify challenges and provide technological and innovative solutions in the field of mine action, while also reviewing the latest scientific and practical achievements. Participants had an excellent opportunity not only to exchange their experiences but also to actively engage in discussions about solutions to technical and managerial challenges. This event was not only dedicated to showcasing new technologies but also to promoting collaboration and synergy among experts from different parts of the world to enhance the effectiveness of mine action operations and reduce the humanitarian crisis caused by mines.

The symposium was organized under the high patronage of the Croatian Parliament, in cooperation with the Swiss Confederation as a partner country. The Symposium on Mine Action has been recognized as a global platform for leading experts, the public and private sectors, and civil society in the field of mine action from Europe, Africa, Asia, North and South America. Symposium participants included representatives of international organizations such as the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD), UNMAS, UNOPS, UNDP, OSCE, NGO (Norwegian People’s Aid NPA, FSD, HALO Trust, MAG, DRC), national mine action centers, ministries responsible for humanitarian demining implementation, demining equipment manufacturers, and scientists tirelessly working on finding new demining techniques and technologies.

About the International Symposium on Mine Action 2024
The annual International Symposium on Mine Action 2024, organized by the Croatian Mine Action Center – Testing, Development, and Training Center (HCR-CTRO), in cooperation with the Ministry of the Interior and the Directorate of Civil Protection, is not only an opportunity for the exchange of knowledge and experiences in the field of mine action but also a powerful tool for promoting the Republic of Croatia as a leader on the international level in this segment. The knowledge possessed by the Republic of Croatia in the field of mine action is recognized worldwide. This fact further confirms that HCR-CTRO is recognized as a leading brand internationally, which testifies to their contribution and reputation in addressing this challenging global issue. This symposium highlights Croatia’s dedication and expertise in addressing the issue of mines and remnants of armed conflicts and provides a platform for presenting the latest technological and innovative approaches to demining. By participating in this symposium, Croatia reaffirms its role as an active participant in global efforts to rid the world of mines and create a safer environment for all people

DOK-ING is an engineering powerhouse of heavy-duty robotics & autonomous systems. The company is an international market leader with market share in 40+ countries globally. In more than 30 years of being in the business, the company has been recognized for changing the industrial landscape with its innovative approach and won many international “doing business and industrial” awards in innovations and technologies. In a few words, by integrating its innovations and new technologies, it develops and manufactures robotic and autonomous systems to protect human lives & property in dull, dirty and dangerous environments, known to responders, primarily in Military Engineering, CBRNe, Counter-Terrorism, Emergency Response & Underground Mining.