Explosive Ordnance Disposal
Bomb disposal and EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) equipment is used by personnel who deal with various explosive threats such as unexploded ordnance (UXO), IEDs (improvised explosive devices) and landmines.
Bomb Disposal Vehicles
Bomb disposal squads may utilise vehicles that allow them to transport all the equipment required to deal with explosive threats, such as suits, tools, and bomb disposal robots. Bomb disposal vehicles may be armored to protect against explosions as well as small arms fire in battlefield conditions. The EOD vehicles may incorporate workstations that allow operators to view camera feeds and monitor the mission, and may have an easily-deployed ramp that allows bomb disposal robots to quickly enter and exit the vehicle.
Bomb Disposal Suits & Helmets
Bomb disposal suits are worn by operators to protect them both from shrapnel and fragments as well as the shockwave emitted by an exploding device. They are typically made of layers of kevlar, foam and plastic with pieces that overlap for maximum protection. They may have integrated cooling systems such as fans and vents, as well as wireless or hardwired communications.
Bomb disposal suits include a helmet with a visor that may be made of a tough acrylic material, or for severe threats from steel with slits to allow vision. Bomb disposal helmets may also be designed to accommodate breathing apparatus, allowing them to be used when chemical or biological threats are suspected.