Vermont company wins landmines removal contract

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A Vermont company has won a contract valued at nearly $2.5 million to develop a vehicle that would help dismantle landmines. The New England division of Applied Research Associates in South Royalton won the contract.

Senator Patrick Leahy says the vehicle that will be developed will be used by the U.S. Army to clear landmines and other ordnance that never exploded. The vehicle is expected to be a robotic tractor that can be operated by a remote control.

Applied Research says the contract should enable it to hire more people to develop the vehicle. (AP)

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