A two-pronged evolution
Mike Luedicke discusses how IED disruptors and the remotely operated vehicles used to deploy them have become not only more lightweight but also more effective
Remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) are a crucial tool for improvised explosive device (IED) disposal professionals worldwide. They allow the operator to identify, survey and defeat the IED from a safe distance and therefore reduce the risk of an explosion. To defeat an IED, the primary weapon mounted on the ROV is a disruptor. These have evolved in recent years to adapt to the changing roles and operations of ROVs.
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