US Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldiers field test Next Generation Advanced Bomb Suit

FORT CAMPBELL, Kentucky – U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldiers field tested the Next Generation Advanced Bomb Suit on Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Army EOD Soldiers from the 184th Ordnance Battalion (EOD) put the new bomb suits through a series of Read More …

Philippines: US donates communication equipment, bomb disposal gears to improve PNP’s anti-terror capability

The United States has donated vehicles, communication equipment and bomb disposal protective gear to the Philippine National Police (PNP) in a bid to improve the country’s operational capability against terrorism. Among those donated were laptop computers, 4 units of Ford Read More …

52nd EOD takes lead in testing Army’s newest bomb suit

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. – Explosive Ordnance Disposal, or EOD, Soldiers put their lives on the line when-ever they’re called into action, and their protective equipment can mean the difference between life and death. Fort Campbell’s 52nd Ordnance Group (Explosive Ordnance Read More …

‘It’s only four more laps’ – EOD soldier sets a world record running a mile in a 96-pound bomb suit

Running a mile may not sound so tough, but things get a lot harder when you’re wearing a clunky 84-pound blast-proof bodysuit and 12-pound helmet. That takes a few extra spoonfuls of determination, especially when you’re trying to break a Read More …

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 …

U.S. Army researchers collaborate with university alliance to advance protection materials

BALTIMORE – The U.S. Army continues to focus on priority research areas through its alliances with universities and industry. The Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments Collaborative Research Alliance, or MEDE CRA, conducted its 2020 fall meeting Oct. 15. This meeting 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 …