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Congratulations To Zero Point On Their 10th Anniversary

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

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Morgan Advanced Materials Demonstrates Extensive Blast Survivability for Silverback 4020 Elite Bomb Disposal Suit

Friday, January 6th, 2017

A new video released by Morgan Advanced Materials showcases the outstanding performance of its Silverback 4020 Elite bomb disposal suit against four life impacting aspects of blast; flame immersion, high velocity fragment impact, blast pressure wave and ‘tertiary’ effects; across four different blast tests.

Critical to survivability, the tests illustrate the importance Morgan places on reducing the impact of blast pressure waves, which alongside flame and fragments, have devastating impact on internal organs without adequate protection. The testing was conducted at the independently certified OTS testing facility at Faldingworth (UK) and utilised a range of testing best practice, including key aspects of the NIJ 0117.00 Public Safety Bomb Suit Standard, in addition to other blast analysis including the Bowen Survivability Curve and overpressure reduction.

The first blast test shown on the video demonstrates the suit’s survivability when kneeling, measured against the NIJ 0117.00 Public Safety Bomb Suit Standard for an explosive of 0.567kg C4 threat at 0.6m. The recorded footage reveals that the suit provides a pressure reduction between 96.9% and 99.7%, achieving a position on the Bowen Curve showing more than 99% survivability probability (in a controlled test environment). Three further blast tests assess the suit’s survivability when standing, facing a 1kg (2.20 lbs) C4 threat at 1m, a 2kg (4.41 lbs) C4 threat at 2m, and a 10kg (22.05 lbs) C4 threat at 3m. All three tests returned a position on the Bowen Curve stating a survivability probability greater than 99% (in a controlled test environment), with a pressure reduction between 98.1% and 98.5% for 1kg and 10kg blasts.

In addition to ensuring the highest levels of survivability, the Silverback 4020 Elite is designed for enhanced manoeuvrability, providing the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) operator with the flexibility they require for operating in a restrictive environment. The business conducts its own manoeuvrability tests, testing flexibility to crouch, climb and crawl, furthermore the suit utilises a powerful demisting system embedded in the helmet for improved situational awareness. Advanced cooling systems, which incorporate a flame ingress brake mechanism are embedded into the suit enhance comfort and reduce operator fatigue. An innovative quick release system, allowing the user to evacuate the suit unaided in less than 25 seconds in the event of an emergency situation, is designed into the suit’s jacket and trousers.

Chris Davies, Technology Director at Morgan Advanced Materials’ Composites and Defence Business, commented: “We are delighted with the survivability performance of the Silverback 4020 Elite, reducing the impact of blast pressure waves has been a key focus throughout the design of the product, along with protection against flame and fragments. The suit’s high performance levels have been achieved through years of blast materials research and development, combined with leading garment engineering to create a truly world class highly flexible bomb disposal suit.“

For further information, please visit: www.morgandefencesystems.com/blast-test

Detonation Technology – Mini Breakaway Pulley

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

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The Mini Breakaway Pulley from Detonation Technology allows an EOD Tech to create a change in direction during a remote pull. A breakaway pulley can reduce the number of approaches that have to be made when remotely moving an improvised explosive device. The Mini Breakaway Pulley is small, measuring 3″x1″x.5″; light weight, at 2.5oz; and durable, being made entirely from Stainless Steel and Delrin. The breakaway action is triggered by a knot in the line, no additional parts needed. The pulley is built to use line between 5/64″ and 1/8″ (2-3 mm).

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SOF Dynamic – Remote Pull Line

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

This remote pull line from SOF Dynamic, LLC consists of 100ft of Amsteel Blue, 7/64″ thick, 1600 lbs braided high tensile line in a Tactical Rope Pouch (4.5″x7.5″) with drawstring.

Visit www.sofdynamic.com to get yours today.

Zero Point Awarded 5-Year Contract to Support USSOCOM

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Virginia Beach Explosive Ordnance Disposal Firm Zero Point Awarded $49M Contract to Provide Technical and Program Assistance to Support US Special Operations Command

Virginia Beach, VA, June 27, 2016: Zero Point, a Virginia Beach-based Explosive Ordnance Disposal firm announced that the company has been awarded a five-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract by U.S. Special Operations Command. Under the IDIQ, which carries a maximum ceiling of $49M, Zero Point will provide technical and program support, training for radio-controlled improvised explosive devices, systems analysis, engineering support for explosive ordnance disposal and counter proliferation systems in addition to electronic countermeasures and strategic project support.
As a leading provider of Combatting Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD), Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), and Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) expertise. Since its inception in 2007, Zero Point has provided product and service support to the Special Operations community. Zero Point, along with its teaming partners, P3MS and Point One, will perform critical tasking across a broad scope of requirements supporting the USSOCOM mission both stateside and abroad.
?Regarding the award, CEO Perry Sasnett says, “we are honored to have the opportunity to continue working these critical efforts in support of USSOCOM and will remain vigilant so that we maintain our position as best in class and value. Our equation is simple but effective…Hard work and dedication by an incredible team”.

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EOD Warrior Foundation Presents Your Shot At The Dude

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

It’s pretty simple. Visit Stumpies Custom Guns, purchase a coin, and enter for your chance to win “The Dude”.

So what’s “The Dude” anyway?

-Stumpies Custom Guns “The Dude” chambered in .308 WIN, fluted Bartlein 11.25 twist M40 contoured barrel w/AAC MK 13, custom mixed KG Gun Kote finish
-Manners adjustable carbon fiber MCS-T4A stock
-Timney Trigger
-American Precision Arms RTG/SA bottom metal
-B&T Atlas Bipod
-Leupold MK 6
-Adams Industries Legionnaire clip on night vision device.
-U.S. Tactical Manfroto Tripod, HOG Saddle & One Shot Kit
-Benchmade Bushcrafter/EOD Knife
-Pelican 1750 Hard case
-ECS Rolling Weapons Case
-Tactical Tailor Drag Bag
-Magpul Data Book
Total Package Value= OVER $14,000

100% of ALL proceeds will be donated to the EOD Warrior Foundation.

www.stumpiescustomguns.com/the-dude-rifle-raffle

Detonation Technology – Carbon Fiber Sickle Stick

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

We got to check out the new carbon fiber version of Detonation Technology’s Sickle Stick earlier this month at Marine South.

In addition to the folding sickle blade, other tool heads can be attached to the stick.  It is most often used to drag across the ground feeling for disturbances associated with digging.  The collapsible pole stores at 2’6″ and extends to almost 14′.  Obviously, the carbon fiber is both light and strong allowing the user to use it to comfortably probe the ground or get a line attached on an object.

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Los Alamos National Laboratory – Science in 60 Seconds: Training the Explosives Experts

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Military Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians have a tough job. Their lives—and others’ lives too—depend on their knowledge of explosive materials and the correct procedures for identifying and dismantling homemade explosives. During the Advanced Homemade Explosives training course at Los Alamos National Laboratory, lab scientists use their expertise to teach EOD techs from the U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Navy how to recognize homemade explosives labs and the raw ingredients commonly used to make IEDs and other bombs. Techs also learn safety measures, get hands-on experience synthesizing the materials, and study the sensitivity and performance characteristics of those materials. This science and hands-on training is critical for keeping EOD techs safe and helping them save lives.