We are purchasing more and more armoured vehicles to protect against bigger and bigger mines (a very good thing) yet still we receive casualties. I would think that the pre-detonation of mines may help save more of the boys and girls and cause less damage to the vehicles. We have a world leading capability used against the threat of Passive Infra Red Improvised Explosive Devices (PIRIED's) but what of mines ? There are devices in use and the MOD are to receive the Buffalo for route clearance of any mines/IED's that are found. What of the unfound buried mines ? The Danes have the Hydrema mine flail vehicle in Helmand which can clear the open expanses. Various MBT's and APC's can be fitted with Mine Ploughs and Mine Rollers can also be fitted to smaller vehicles and would be better suited on the tracks and paths around the Afghan villages. Are we using something ? If not, why not ? What else can be adapted or modified. I don't know the best solution but I think it's well worth a discussion.