The evolution of counter IED
Cindy Barfoot explores the history of bomb disposal and the long journey to the advanced techniques and technology currently used to make explosives safe
Counter IED (Improvised Explosive Devices) methods and technologies were first developed on an industrial scale to support bomb disposal operations during the Northern Ireland Troubles back in the seventies.
Much knowledge was subsequently acquired by UK forces during the course of this 30-plus years operation, contributing significantly to both the development of Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) and other technologies used to effectively detect and defeat IED threats. This included the development of the . . .