Just a few months ago I was in Laos as part of Aqua Survey's UXO team to see if our new technology might be able to find dangerous bombs faster than the current methods, which haven't changed much since WW2. I turns out we scored pretty well according to the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining. In fact, ASI's equipment did better than any of the other demonstrators from around the world.
Now the only question is when will we have the opportunity to go to work using this gear and our desire to help the Lao People get out of this night mare that has haunted the countryside for 40 years.
Meanwhile, work continues on the project to build a new school for the children of one small Lao Town. The Jason School project is moving forward, but while awaiting completion the children of Vieng Xay Na Laung got to enjoy some new school supplies, courtesy of Crayola and ASI Presedent Ken Hayes. This image illustrates a real motivator to solve the problem of legacy UXO in the feilds and farms of rural Laos.