Did you know that the object standing in the middle of the table is a PK-14 directional mine developed and produced in Estonia, and the use of it is currently being learned by nearly 10,000 reservists who have been invited to the National Defense Force’s large-scale field training, Parseltongue (Ussisõnad)?
The PK-14 is an explosive armor-piercing mine that combines its low mass with operational simplicity and improved accuracy. Containing only 1.7 kg of explosives, it is the smallest anti-tank mine on the market, and according to the company, the mine is capable of piercing a 50 mm steel plate when fired from a distance of 50 meters, making it an effective tool against armored vehicles, as well as transport vehicles and facilities.
On Saturday, together with the Minister of Defense Hanno Pevkur, we visited the domestic military equipment company Terramil, which manufactures directional mines and charges for the Estonian Defense Forces and partners. We got an overview of Terramil’s future plans, whether and to what extent it is possible to further develop and boost domestic mine production.
Photos: Eduard Iganus/ Kaitseliit