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February 6th, 2013

Advanced Bomb Suits: Saving Lives Everyday

EOD bomb suit If you've seen any recent movies about the military or wars, you've probably seen the Advanced Bomb Suit (ABS).  The ABS is a full body protective ensemble that shields its user from threats associated with disassembling IEDs.  The most common user is the Explosive Ordinance Disposal team, which specializes in assessing and neutralizing highly explosive devices.  The suit can protect against fragmentation, blast overpressure, impact, heat and flame. The Advanced Bomb Suit is constructed from Kevlar and includes a jacket, crotchless trousers, groin cup, and rigid ballistic panels.  Protection is provided at various levels based on injury susceptibility.  This allows the suit to be lighter and have maximum flexibility. The helmet offers protection against fragments with velocities of over 683 m/s.  It is ergonomic, allowing for ease of movement ... Read more
Posted by Amber on February 6th, 2013 :: Filed under: Blog,Military