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The government has admitted that the Army and UK civil servants helped market so-called "bomb detectors", which did not work, around the world.
Export of the "magic wand" detectors to Iraq and Afghanistan was banned on 27 January 2010 because of the threat they posed to British and allied troops.
The move followed a BBC Newsnight investigation showing they could not detect explosives - or anything else.
Now Newsnight has learned that they are still being sold around the globe.
the so-called detectors, which essentially consist of a radio aerial on a hinge attached to a plastic handle
The manufacturer of another of the devices, the Alpha 6, has admitted to Newsnight that they make them for £11 and then they are sold for £15,000 each to the end user.