Use of Modern Technology in the Protection and Rescue of Population from Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)

Ivanov, Aleksandar and Malis - Sazdovska, Marina and Babanoski, Kire Use of Modern Technology in the Protection and Rescue of Population from Unexploded Ordnance (UXO). SECURITY HORIZONS, 45 YEARS HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE AREA OF SECURITY EDUCATIONAL CHALLENGES AND SECURITY PERSREPCTIVES (International Scientific Conference), III (7). ISSN 2671-3624

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This paper poses and analyzes the questions and opportunities for the use of modern
technologies and means to make the work of the responsible institutions for dealing with
unexploded ordnance (UXO) more efficient and effective and to protect and rescue the
population from the danger caused by such ordnance. The continuous development of
technique and technology enables its application in many areas, including solving the most
complex practical working tasks and professional challenges.
The subject of the paper is elaborated firstly through the analysis of the legal aspects
and the importance of the protection and rescue of the citizens, as well as through the
discussion of unexploded ordnance as a security threat, with particular reference to the
population of the Republic of North Macedonia. The main part of the paper is discussing the
application of technology in the protection and rescue, with a case analysis of the Virtual
Evidence Capture Tool for Ordnance Recovery.
The paper is based on a review of the current scientific and professional
achievements in the field and presents and analyzes relevant statistical data related to the
UXO in the Republic of North Macedonia. Special focus is placed on the possibility to use
modern technology in evidence-gathering through photo-documentation using smartphones,
tablets, and drones, in order to identify and determine the threat and consider the possibilities
for disabling UXO.
The knowledge from the analysis and the possibilities for their use have scientific
and professional justification in the field of collecting data on the existence of UXO on the
territory of the country and their analysis, training of staff who work or will work on
activities related to UXO protection and continuous application of developed software
solutions in detecting, identifying and disabling UXO. This paper, of course, has its
limitations, because additional data and results from current projects in this area may not be
available and thus not be included in the comparative analysis, and certainly that the
galloping development of technology day by day results in new and more modern methods
and techniques than those analyzed in this paper.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Other social sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Security
Depositing User: Ms. Olivera Trajanova
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2023 14:30
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2023 14:30

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