DEVELOPMENTS IN BOMB SUIT TESTING AND STANDARDIZATION

By Dr. Aris Makris, Ph.D., Vice-President, RD&E and Chief Technology Officer and Dr. J.-P. Dionne, Director of Research Engineering, Med-Eng INTRODUCTION Historically, bomb suit manufacturers did not have a standard for protection, capabilities, and mobility. Consequently, they had to borrow standards Read More …

DASA UK Competition: Take Cover! Phase 3

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is launching Phase 3 of Take Cover! This competition seeks proposals to access recent innovations in materials science and/or design to provide advanced protection solutions for small groups of front-line troops from ballistic and Read More …

UK: New blast laboratory to help protect against terrorist attacks

A new world class laboratory that is set to develop an unprecedented insight into the behaviour of explosives – data which could help to improve the UK’s ability to protect against terrorist attacks – is being launched by engineers at Read More …

The Next Generation Advanced Bomb Suit: The Future of Soldier Protection

Fort Belvoir, Va. – Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Soldiers have one of the most life-threatening jobs in the military. They not only must be able to defend themselves in the battle space, but also protect themselves from the unpredictable environment Read More …

NSWC Indian Head EOD Technology Division Personnel Unite with Law Enforcement for Blast Mitigation Patent

During the inaugural 2016 Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Campfire Event a patent was born. A group of Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head EOD Technology Division (NSWC IHEODTD) engineers and scientists met with bomb technicians from the Federal Bureau of Read More …