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NCJ Number: 204502 Find in a Library
Title: Recoilless Disrupter Enhances EOD Technology
Journal: Law Enforcement Technology  Volume:31  Issue:2  Dated:February 2004  Pages:106,108,109
Author(s): Jennifer Cox
Editor(s): Ronnie Garrett
Date Published: February 2004
Page Count: 3
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article briefly describes the capabilities and performance of the 12.5 mm Recoilless (RC) Disrupter and the role it has played in revolutionizing the Explosive Ordnance (EOD) field.
Abstract: A disrupter is a device that uses gunpowder to fire a jet of water or a projectile at a particular component of an explosive in order to render it safe. Proparms’ 12.5 mm Recoilless (RC) Disrupter is a 97 percent recoilless, waterjet disrupter. The scatter effect of the liquid gives disrupters a capability not possessed by other guns, making disrupters a very unique application of gun technology. Originally, the 12.5 mm RC Disrupter was developed for the disruption of small package Improvised Explosive Devices (IED's) in tight places with future use in chemical/biological/radiological/nuclear (CBRN) situations. In CBRN situations, the 12.5 mm RC is used as a surgical tool for an accurate hit on the initiator device contained within the package. Disrupters are being used in the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) field with other EOD equipment to increase effectiveness particularly in CBRN scenarios. This product has its place when required for precise, smaller component disruptions. The 12.5 mm RC Disrupter can be mounted onto robotic platforms to increase the safety of the end-user. The disrupter is compact and measures 45 inches high when mounted on a simple camera tripod. To further improve the features of the 12.5 mm RC Disrupter, ongoing research and development efforts and demining evaluation programs are being carried out.
Main Term(s): Explosives
Index Term(s): Blasting accessories; Bomb disposal equipment; Bomb disposal procedures; Bombs; Equipment and technology; Police equipment
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