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Bomb Disposal Robots

A history of Bomb disposal robots/EOD Remote Equipment/EOD RCV (whichever you prefer).

There‘s also some good footage of NI.

 
Had a good play on a 'wheelbarrow' in 1984. Pig stick destroyed everything before the electrical circuit could arm. Interesting toy, still viable now. There's a nice pic out there of one keeping guard over an ISIL/ AQ terrorist dead in the street in France, I guess waiting to see if his body-belt went off after he perished.
 

Ritch

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A history of Bomb disposal robots/EOD Remote Equipment/EOD RCV (whichever you prefer).

There‘s also some good footage of NI.


Genuine interest here @dingerr - have you ever used one and how would you say it compares to actually getting hands on with a device?

I remember reading in a book someone likening it to a PlayStation game and not being overly concerned if a device goes off because of the robot.
 
Genuine interest here @dingerr - have you ever used one and how would you say it compares to actually getting hands on with a device?

I remember reading in a book someone likening it to a PlayStation game and not being overly concerned if a device goes off because of the robot.

I initially trained on the Mk8 wheelbarrow (1991) then when I was first posted after my course I had to learn the Mk7. Used Mk8 extensively during NI tours and the Mk8b in UK and NI. We also had a miniature RCV called Buckeye in NI and a remote control landrover. In Afghanistan I sometimes had dragon runner, which was man portable, but about as much use as tits on a fish

The method of remotely attacking a target is the same throughout, it’s just learning to use the different functions of each equipment in the same way different cars need a little getting used to.

One of the principles of IEDD is that remote equipment is to be deployed where possible.
 
I got to look around the Nigerian police force’s equivalent of a G10 a couple of years back.

Three brand new gucci Andros robots being prepared for a demonstration.

Apart from that they never left the store, what with them being new and shiny...
 
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