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Royal Marines Assault Engineers Conduct Sabotage And Denial Training In Norway

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

The Royal Marines are in the process of reshaping themselves as the “Future Commando Force” which looks an awful lot like becoming what they were in the 1970s and 80s, a light force of raiders from the sea.

45 Commando’s Assault Engineers conducted advanced demolition training in Norway at a facility which includes Norway’s state-of-the-art facilities that includes a train and 150ft ship. With an eye toward urban operations, they also conducted CQB training.

“We provide close combat engineering support to 45 Commando’s fighting companies and provide the ability to speedily conduct sabotage and denial of enemy assets (weapon systems, equipment, vehicles and vessels), infrastructure and routes,” said Colour Sergeant Ryan Selbie, of 45 Commando.

“Combat Assault Breachers operating within the Future Commando Force will be a key enabler to mission success.

“As the corps’ method of entry, demolition (sabotage and denial) and counter-explosive ordnance specialists, we bring a unique and invaluable skills set to the FCF small-team construct.

See the full report at www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-latest-activity/news/2020/february/24/200224-arctic-assault-engineers.

DSEI 2019: SAN Ltd Presents Its Unique Electro Hydraulic Tactical Breaching Kit

Thursday, September 5th, 2019

The easy-to-carry, lightweight and fast breakthrough kit has been designed for military and para-military special forces, and is currently being used in over 25 countries around the world

DSEI 2019, September 10-13, London, Israel Pavilion, South Hall, Stand no S5-220

3 September 2019. SAN Ltd. – Designs and manufactures heavy and light equipment for the defense and commercial markets around the world, will present its unique Tactical Breaching Kit in use by special forces, law enforcement units, and search & rescue teams, at DSEI 2019.

Weighing only 3-4 kg when in use by hand, the lightweight kit is powered by two batteries, each one able to power up to 25 breaching operations, totaling up to 50 breaches between charges. The use of a hydraulic method instead of explosives or mechanical tools, makes the system quiet and easy to operate, enabling forces to maintain the element of surprise in cases where the breach is required in order to locate and neutralize hostile forces. The kit is also safe for both the user and anything or anyone on the other side of the door, which is curial in hostage and rescue situations.

“As most of our team were breachers during their service, when we developed the Tactical Breaching Kit, our goal was to create the ideal breaching solution,” says Ran Nakash, CEO of SAN Ltd. “We invested considerable resources in developing a system that is based on our operational knowledge in the hydraulics field. This resulted in the best possible product for today’s operating forces and is currently being used throughout the world.”

The Tactical Breaching Kit can be equipped with a door breaker, spreader, long spreader, cutter, guillotine, cable cutter, jimmy bar, cylinder opener, wire cutter and a magnet.

www.san.co.il

CANSEC 19 – Integrity Tactical Solutions Breacher Chainsaw Available Through Parabellum Prime

Friday, May 31st, 2019

The MS 460 Breacher Chain Saw Kit is a backpack-mounted Stihl MS 460 Magnum chain saw with 16? guide bar designed for optimum speed during breaching operations. The saw features a displacement of 4.7 cu. in., engine power of 6.0 brake hp and powerhead weight of 15.2 lbs. The kit features a single pin quick release system allowing the operator to remove the chain saw from the pack rapidly and effectively. Weighing only 30 lbs., the system is lightweight and easily handled by a single operator.

What’s more, breaching equipment gets beat up during deployments. ITS can rebuild your gear and get it right back into service.

Integrity Tactical Solutions products are available in Canada from Parabellum Prime.

Schrade MOE Multi-Purpose Demolition Tool

Friday, February 15th, 2019

Somehow, the Schrade MOE Multi-Purpose Demolition Tool escaped me when it came out in 2016.

MOE is a 14.75″ multi-purpose demolition tool, forged from heat treated, 1055 high carbon steel with a bending strength of 1843 lbs.

It features a five function head that includes:
-A fire axe
-A spine side hammer
-A beveled pry bar end
-An angled nail pull
-A 1-1/4″ spanner wrench / demolition claw

On the shaft there’s a main gas valve wrench.

The handle is wrapped with 550 paracord and there’s a flat pry bar with nail pull.

www.btibrands.com/product/schpb2bk-schrade-moe-multi-purpose-demolition-tool

Liberty Dynamic – Enhanced Diversionary Device

Friday, February 15th, 2019

One of the coolest things at SHOT Show was something I didn’t even get to see because I attended several private Range days and it was exhibited by Liberty Dynamic at the Official Industry Range Day. The Enhanced Diversionary Device is much more than a “Stun Grenade,” it is actually a reloadable, digitally fused fuel air explosive device.

Little work has been done over the years to modernize Noise and Flash Diversionary Devices. Traditional devices are flammable and produce smoke as well as secondary frag from loose items being propelled during detonation. Over a decade ago, Sandia National Lab produced a developmental fuel air device, but it was never commercialized.


Liberty Dynamic was co-founded by former Recon Marine John Chapman.

Liberty Dynamic developed their own technology, the Enhanced Diversionary Device, a digital fuse FAE device which produces a thermobaric event using a binary energetic material. This means that it is not BATFE controlled. Update: Liberty Dynamic updated us with a clarification regarding BATFE oversight of the EDD. The energetic is not regulated in its binary form. However, once it is combined and attached to a fuse, it is, in fact, regulated.

Cartridges are reloadable. The combustible aluminum is atomized in free space, outside of the device, creating a dust cloud which when ignited produces a report of 175 dB and 9 million candela. However, unlike the output cap on current tech, the Enhanced Diversionary Device offers scalable output. As they increase the FAE event, it produces a more potent dB output.

Due to the combustion outside of the device, it remains cool and intact, ready to be reloaded.

The Smart Fuse enables a precise customizable detonation sequence. However, it is set at the factory, based upon user TTPs. Thanks to this digital fuse technology, you’ll get at least a hundred uses from the device. Additionally, tri-color LEDs indicate device condition. Finally, any deployment failure and the device renders safe in 60 seconds.

In addition to offering training systems, the Enhanced Diversionary Device can be configured for deployment from a sUAS.

libertydynamic.com

Wilcox Range Day 19 – Wilcox Exothermic Breaching Torch

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Wilcox was offering hands on demos of their Exothermic Breaching Torch.

This 233ci cutting torch system uses fuel rods promoted by pure oxygen. It features quick disconnect fittings, cylinder flow valves and a pressure indicator.

www.wilcoxind.com

Triggrcon 18 – S1-Wright-12 Breaching Shotgun from R&R Targets

Monday, July 30th, 2018

CMC Triggers displayed the S1-Wright-12 from R&R Targets. Although it’s a custom built design which has been used for 3-Gun competitions, this magazine fed, semi-auto, 12 ga shotgun is being evaluated by several SOF and LE organizations for breaching use.

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I had the opportunity to fire it during Triggrcon Range day and it was quite controllable. If you’re familiar with an AR, you can shoot the S1-Wright-12. It offers the advantage of rapid magazine reloads (12 rounds) and ammunition changes. However, the bolt does not lock to the rear on the last shot like an AR. It was also fitted with a SilencerCo Salvo suppressor and I’m told that those currently evaluating the weapon use suppressed rifles and appreciate its utility.

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The charging handle is mounted to the left side of the receiver and the top of the receiver features Mil STD 1913 rail.

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The reason CMC Triggers was displaying the gun is that it is equipped with one of their triggers. During development, R&R Targets evaluated triggers from several different triggers, but the CMC AR10 trigger they selected was the only one which could stand up to the repeated hammering of the semi-auto 12 ga.

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Look for more info soon. Until then, visit store.randrtargets.com/S1-Wright-12-Wright-12.

DSEI 17 – Atlas Devices Introduces Lightweight Assault Ladder From Pilot Innovations

Friday, September 15th, 2017

leading up to SOFIC we told you about the Lightweight Assault Ladder by Pilot Innovations. It is now available from Atlas Devices.  Weighing in at 18 lbs (8.1kg), the ladder extends to 18′ (5.5m). The wide rungs are spaced 15.4″ (39.2cm) apart. Although the working load is 350lbs (158.76kg) and intended for single user at a time, it can be used for bridging, although training is a must to learn how wide the spans may be.

The carbon fiber construction features positive step locks which are located under each step. Additionally, the ladder can be fitted with removable nylon shoulder straps.

www.atlasdevices.com