February 4, 2012: Russia has sent a hundred of their new Korshun mine detectors to troops in the Caucasus. Weighing five kilograms (11 pounds) it is designed to detect electronic components and explosives. Russia would not disclose operational details of Korshun. The new mine detectors will be used to find inoperable, as well as active mines, and clear them. Over a hundred people a year are killed by mines in the Caucasus, most of them civilians.
If Russia decides to export Korshun, operational details will have to be released. But first, the Russians apparently want to find out just how effective Korshun is under realistic conditions.