PdD Demolitions & Countermeasures

PM CCS Organizations

EOD Equipment
Army explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) falls under the Joint Service EOD arena. EOD technicians from all services train and fight together, a unique quality of EOD. The Army EOD program deals with the Army EOD technician, mission equipment, and any special tools needed to complete a multitude of render safe missions dealing with unexploded ordnances (UXOs), improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and other explosive hazards. The program has increased tenfold since 2003 due to mission growth and the continual, adaptive asymmetric threats faced by U.S. Forces around the globe.

Decision Support System (DSS)

This information technology (IT) Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), web/portal-based program addresses Joint Service EOD (JSEOD) gaps in asset location, collaboration, coordination, and real-time data/action sharing and reporting. It provides JSEOD technicians with EOD unique situation awareness, improved knowledge management, and advanced collaborative decision making. The Navy is the proponent for developing and maintaining this system.

The JSEOD DSS is composed of three core products:

  • JSEODNET: provides secure tactical transport mechanism
  • JSEOD Portal: provides access to critical EOD info and tools
  • MFK Software: JEOD mission-performance tool suite

EOD MK 32 MOD 3 XR200 X-Ray Kit

This lightweight, portable x-ray set allows EOD technicians to examine internal components of suspected explosives, improvised explosive devices (IEDs), or unexploded ordnances (UXOs). The MK 32 MOD 3 is interoperable with the Advanced Radiographic System (ARS). The combination of battery power and minimal weight allows the user to obtain radiographs in remote locations.

EOD PAN Disrupter

This laser-aimed disrupter enables the EOD technician to disrupt known or suspected improvised explosive devices (IEDs) from 10 meters away. It can also be fired from EOD robots. A diverse selection of projectiles enables use against different types of IEDs such as soft case, pipe bomb, or hard case.

EOD Platoon Supplemental Kit

The EOD Platoon Supplement Kit augments the EOD Response Kit to enable the EOD Heavy Team to perform mission beyond the capability of the EOD Response Kit, such as EOD munitions with chemical or biological agents.

Enhanced capabilities include a 300 KVP X-ray source for greater penetration than the current 150 KVP chemical/biological incident response equipment, special expendable charge containers that can be packed with C4 or detonation cord for vehicle entry and disruption of improvised explosive devices, and an up-to-date borescope.

EOD Response Kit

The EOD Response Kit is a set of common and special purpose tools used by EOD technicians in response to incidents involving improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and other explosive hazards. It consolidates five separate EOD tool sets to eliminate duplication and reduce overall weight.

For improved functionality, it is configured into separately packaged mission modules:

  • General demolition
  • Technical intelligence
  • Reconnaissance
  • IED search

Manual Transport Robotic System

Manual Transport Robotic System (MTRS) is a lightweight, two-person portable system that consists of a robotic vehicle and operator control station with radio frequency (RF) and fiber optic remote control modes selectable by operator. It gives Soldiers the capability to perform reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition on battlefields, as well as the ability to perform access, render safe, disruption and disposal operations on explosive hazards. It is also suitable for peacetime urban scenarios in nuclear, biological, and chemical environments.

Due to its combat size, MTRS enables remote operations in situations where the Remote Ordnance Neutralization System (RONS) is too big to be employed.

Medium Directional Energy Tool (MDET) MK 42 MOD 0

The Medium Directional Energy Tool is part of a suite of  improvised explosive device (IED) countermeasure technology and equipment that provides EOD technicians the ability to access, disrupt, and neutralize large IEDs, most commonly seen as a car or truck bomb and can also include boats, aircraft, large shipping containers, etc.

Remote Hook and Line Kit

The kit allows the EOD team to quickly construct a hook and line mechanism that enables the team to investigate and facilitate detonation and/or removal of incendiary materials in as safe a manner as possible.

The kit includes a set of hooks, extension rods, lines, blocks, swivels, slings, and pull handles, all housed in a steel case with a 100-meter main line reel attached to the lid. With wide applications in both EOD and improvised explosive device (IED) defeat operations, the kit provides capabilities to move, attach, anchor, reach, manipulate, handle, and access various items.

Render Safe Sets Kits and Outfits (RS SKO)

The RS SKO provides lightweight counter-Explosive Hazard (EH) solutions to the Army EOD core competencies of detection, diagnostics, exploitation and render-safe of all Explosive Ordnance (EO). It provides lightweight capabilities to enhance the EOD team’s ability to conduct remote reconnaissance, incident site control, detection, render safe, and disposal operations.
Capabilities include low light visual augmentation, dismounted electronic countermeasure (ECM) protection, localized site incident ECM protection, buried Improvised Explosive Device (IED) detection, dismounted X-ray, trace explosive, Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN), and drug detection, unmanned aerial reconnaissance and emplacement, power management, gamma, neutron search and detection, and render safe initiation. 

Small Caliber Dearmer MK 38

The Small Caliber Dearmer is capable of rendering safe firing devices, small landmines, and other small munitions emplaced in various, challenging orientations that cannot be practically rendered safe by existing EOD explosively driven tools. It is also capable of cutting, gagging, severing, or jamming small, concealed, or otherwise screened threat targets.

Tool Set MK2 Mod 1

The .50 caliber dearmer provides the EOD technician the capability to render safe small firing devices and fuzes by means of a mechanical, explosively initiated system, as well as cutting, penetration of, and the withdrawal of fuze components.

Unexploded Ordnance Standoff Disrupter (UXO SD) MK 40 Mod

Allows the EOD soldier to render safe unexploded ordnance (UXO) and disrupt improvised explosive devices (IEDs) via a percussion activated projectile from a standoff position. It decreases the probability of initiating the UXO or IED while allowing the EOD soldier to engage targets from a protective posture.