The Royal Engineers fires a Python rocket in order to clear a path through an area in Afghanistan that contains a high number of IEDs.
Footage shows a Python blowing up a suspected IED field in Afghanistan. The Royal Engineers have fired their latest weapon in their battle against the Taliban for the first time an exploding hose which punches safe passage through suspected IED belts. The Python rocket is a trailer-mounted, rocket-propelled mine-clearing system pulled behind the Trojan armoured engineer tank. The Python system fires a snake of high explosives. The detonation, across a suspected IED field in a dry river bed wadi north of Patrol Base Wahid, shook the ground either side of the detonation, and created a huge cloud several hundred metres high