It’s a departure from the usual technique where holes are made in the casing of bombs and then try to use a number of methods to force the explosive out of the casing. The challenge with the forcing process is that it invariably causes some vibration that can lead to an explosion. SAI’s method means there’s no need to approach an
explosive device. As part of the patent Applications, SAI showed steel cylinders being lowered over an anti-tank mine and the cavity filled with missile fuel and an oxidant. Once the mixture was ignited and burned for a length of time the mine was rendered safe.