History 2019-07-16T14:13:58+00:00


The brothers behind the Mine Kafon project, Massoud and Mahmud Hassani, grew up on the edge of Kabul, in a little town called Qasaba. Living in a house that backed on to an active minefield, they experienced the horrors of land-mines from an early age. During the advent of the Afghan Civil War, the brothers moved more than 40 times through different countries, eventually settling in the Netherlands. Having been forced to invent and create their own objects and toys during a childhood so affected by landmines and remnants of war, Massoud then went on to pursue a career in Industrial Design. Inspired from humanitarian beliefs, nature and the wind powered toys the brothers grew up making, the “Mine Kafon”- a wind powered art piece, was realised in 2011 as both a global mine awareness campaign and a legitimate mine-clearing device. The project won a series of international awards and successfully helped raise awareness for world mine aid through a number of mainstream media outlets. Following many years of development since, the Mine Kafon Lab team is now ready to present the “MKD” project – an innovative UAV system developed to aid in mine clearance.