A two-pronged evolution

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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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