Tests are project milestones. The work is divided in work packages (WP) and only when a test is performed at the end of each WP, the work is completed.
We have been working on blast resistant wheels and we performed a test in May – June 2010 with the precious support of Danilo Coppe and its collaborators from the Italian Institute of Explosive Research and of the Technical Department of the Italian Ministry of Defence.
A new test on the new wheels design has been carried out in November 2010.
In the main time we hve tested the remote control assembled on the tractor.
Between November and December we tested the performance of the tractor with the new components to assess its capabilities and limitations.
Between February and March 2011 with the support of Norwegian People's Aid, the National Committee for Demining and Rehabilitation and the University of Jordan, we tested the tractor in Jordan in the minefields at the border with Syria.
More on test results has been presented at the 8th Symposium on Humanitarian Demining 2011 held in Sibenik, Croatia on 26-29 of April 2011. The paper can be downloaded by clicking here.