Countermine Training

Minelab places great emphasis on its operator and technician training support to customers. All Minelab Countermine staff are accredited instructors and qualified in adult education techniques.

Emphasis is placed on "hands on" practical instruction with the complexity of theoretical instruction dependent on the role of the student..

Minelab will provide its highly experienced instructors to any location to provide "Train the Trainer" sessions.

Operator and maintenance training documentation can be downloaded on this page for the following mine and IED detectors:

F3 | F3 Compact | F3Ci | MDS-10

F3S Configuration Editor

The F3S Configuration Editor software is no longer distributed via Compact Disc (CD). 

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Install & Using the F3S Configuration Editor

F3 Operator & Maintenance Training

F3 Operator Training

Due to the ease of use of the F3 mine detector and the low requirement for spare parts, tools, equipment and maintenance the requirement for training at all levels is minimal.

Minelab F3 Mine Detector Instructors Notes and Syllabus Issue 1.3 - 1.09 MB
Minelab F3 Countermine Detector Operator Training - 3.15 MB

F3 Maintenance Training

Levels of Maintenance for the F3 mine detector comprise:

Level 1
Level 1 maintenance includes replacement of all major components and most minor components of the F3 mine detector. This level of maintenance can be conducted at demining field sites or local depots if required. Level 1 maintenance includes full functional testing of the detector and does not require any specialized facilities but does require the F3 Service Tool Kit.

Level 2

Level 2 maintenance encompasses Level 1 maintenance plus repairs to the earset earphone and coil socket replacement. This level of maintenance requires basic electronic workshop facilities and the F3 Service Tool Kit.

Level 3
Level 3 maintenance encompasses Level 1 and Level 2 maintenance, plus electronics pack PCB repair. Level 3 repairs are only conducted at Minelab's repair workshops located in Australia, Ireland and the USA.

Minelab F3 Countermine Detector Service Manual - 1.41 MB

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F3 Compact Operator & Maintenance Training

F3 Compact Operator Training

F3Ci Operator & Maintenance Training

F3Ci Operator Training

F3Ci Maintenance Training

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The MF5 is a lightweight and compact detector designed for operator comfort and ease of use. The MF5 is suitable for Non-Government Organisations (NGO) and military clearance operations.

Minelab’s unique Simultaneous Multi-Frequency Digital technology results in the MF5 providing superior detection capabilities by combining the advantages of Pulse Induction and Continuous Wave technologies.

Download the MF5 Instruction Manual
Download the MF5 Field Guide
Download the MF5 Brochure (EN) 
Download the MF5 Brochure (FR)

Operator Training Videos

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