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Kinetic Breaching Technology: Integrated by Aardvark Tactical

Thursday, December 2nd, 2021

La Verne, CA: Aardvark Tactical is excited to announce the expansion of their portfolio with the Kinetic Breaching Tool (KBT). The KBT was purpose-built from the ground up to solve a specific problem for tactical units: filling the gap between manual forced entry and explosive breaching. This tool employs the best of physics in the form of a self-contained, jack-hammer style impact ram driven by a powder-actuated cartridge. This allows a large amount of energy to be precisely directed into locking mechanisms, hinges, or braces while minimizing the chances of collateral projectiles.

Although it weighs just 28 pounds, this tool has an energy output of 850 ft-lbs and comes with an eight-cartridge replaceable magazine. This allows the KBT to quickly breach fortifications that would otherwise be unbreachable or would simply take too long to breach, potentially exposing breachers to unsafe situations. These techniques include “Dead Man” and “Jamaican” bracing techniques, as well as outward swinging steel security screens and metal doors. The KBT also increases operator safety by allowing breachers to work from behind a shield or from the side of the door. This is a ready-to-use device that can dramatically increase breaching effectiveness and operator safety in ways that traditional breaching tools cannot.

KBT is currently in use by hundreds of units worldwide, delivering breaching solutions that minimize risk and maximize mission stability. This tool is more than a breaching device: it allows operators and units to approach their mission with heightened security.

Commenting on KBT’s technology, AARDVARK CEO Jon Becker states that: “The KBT is the most revolutionary breaching technology I’ve ever seen. It allows for extremely rapid breaching, and can bring down doors that are nearly impossible to breach without fatiguing the breacher. For large or complicated breaches, there is no other technology available that does what KBT can.”

The Kinetic Breaching Tool is available now, exclusively from Aardvark Tactical. Visit KBT.AardvarkTactical.com to learn more.

Bushido Tactical Soft Shell Breaching Tool Pouch

Friday, August 20th, 2021

BT Soft shell breaching tool pouches can be mounted on the back of your carrier or the side of your cummerbund for easy access.

Design to carry BT’s collapsible breaching tools as well as other brand tools with a shaft diameter of 1.5”.

Available from kiwibreaching.com and www.bushidotactical.com.

Fire Facilities Inc Now Offers Forcible Door Accessories to Enhance Training Experiences

Monday, August 2nd, 2021

SUN PRAIRIE, WI – Fire Facilities Inc. (FFI), has introduced new forcible door accessories for fire training towers. The dependable entry doors are offered to enhance training experiences for fire departments, public safety training facilities and military use.

            Manufactured by Breaching Technologies Inc. (BTI), the field-proven breach products are now available from Fire Facilities to provide more realistic and flexible training options in their training towers for forcible entry exercises. Fire Facilities now offers the Explosive, Pry and Ram-Pry breaching door products.

            “Forcible entry doors truly make training experiences more realistic,” says Aaron Adams, president of Fire Facilities Inc. “These doors are engineered and built to withstand the rigors of lifelike, real world training. The good news is the doors can be added to our existing training facilities or requested when placing a new order.”

Lifelike Training

            The Explosive Breaching Door is offered to fit especially with tactical towers. The inward swinging door can simulate up to a four-lock set using the locking system built into the door along with the expendable preaching pins. The explosive breaching pins are designed to simulate resistance to a maximum 400-grain breaching charge. The door itself is skinned with high-density polyethylene to reduce the risk of fragmentation and corrosion from explosive exposure.

            The Pry Breaching Door is mainly for the use fire training towers. It opens outward and can simulate up to a three-lock set using the built-in locking system and patented BTI breaching pins. The pins are made to simulate breaching wood, metal and reinforced frames. In addition to breaching pins, the pry door uses a low-cost wood insert to accept the use of a Halligan tool or similar type of prying tool.

            Finally, the Ram-Pry Breaching Door works well for towers that require both tactical and fire training within the same structure. The versatile inward and outward opening door includes expendable breaching pins along with wood inserts. It offers realistic ram and pry breach training and uses a low-cost wood insert to accept the use of a Halligan tool or other similar prying tools.

            This specific Ram-Pry Breaching Door was recently installed on a custom Fire Chief training model from Fire Facilities requested by the Nebraska Army National Guard for their training site in Hastings, Nebraska. It’s expected the Ram-Pry Door will be incorporated into the unit’s live-fire training, search and rescue, rappelling and helicopter rescue scenarios.

            Fire Facilities Inc. (FFI) manufactures a full line of steel fire training structures engineered to withstand real-life firefighting conditions. From mobile units to burn rooms to high-rise towers, FFI training models are available in a multitude of configurations. Our parent company, Trachte Building Systems, is one of the largest and oldest manufacturers of steel self-storage systems in the industry.  For more information, visit www.firefacilities.com or call 800-929-3726.

SET Breaching Tools Now Available from Strohman Enterprise

Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

Strohman Enterprise has expanded their line of offerings by becoming the sole US distributor of SET (formerly Swedish Entry Tools offered by 5.11 Tactical).

In addition to full kits and individual components they can facilitate training as well.

Visit www.strohmanenterprise.com/setbreaching for more info.

Check out the complete catalog here.

Tracer Tactical – Lock Surgeon Folders

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

Tracer Tactical is taking pre-orders on their “lock surgeon folders.”

As you can see, it can be worn at the wrist for quick access during those competitions.


Broco-Rankin Tactical Breaching Gloves

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

Broco-Rankin has introduced Tactical Breaching Gloves. Offered in two styles, heavy and standard models.

Heavy Breaching Glove

Designed to protect from slag and sparks, the Heavy Breacher provides protection while punching through many obstacles.

Shell: Cowhide Aniline
Palm: Kevlar Protection
Knuckles: with Kevlar Fingers
Back: Poly Carbonate with Eva foam base
Lining: Polyester

Tactical Breaching Glove 

An everyday wear glove, it allows a wide range of movement, and the index finger tip and thumb finger tip fold back out of the way to provide the operator better feel and trigger control.

Shell: Cowhide Aniline
Palm: Kevlar Protection
Knuckles: with Kevlar Fingers
Back: Poly Carbonate with Eva foam base
Lining: Polyester

Offered in Medium, Large and X-Large. To order, visit www.broco-rankin.com/tactical/forced-entry/new-tactical-breaching-gloves11.

AirBoss Defense Group Awarded First Commercial Sale of Bandolier Multi-Purpose Lightweight Clearing Charge System to the Netherlands DMO

Monday, April 20th, 2020

LANDOVER, MD (April 20, 2020) – AirBoss Defense Group (ADG) announced today that the Netherlands Defense Meteriel Organisation (DMO) has placed an initial order of 500 Bandolier Multipurpose Lightweight Explosive Clearing Charge Systems as part of a 5-year program to advance their demolitions capabilities. The contract also provides Bandolier training programs for DMO combat units. The Bandolier is a modern explosive charge designed to enhance soldier survivability and protection during combat operations, providing warfighters with a single, multifunctional device that can effectively clear any obstacle typically encountered on the battlefield in one lightweight, modular package.

The Netherlands is the first North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) country to purchase the Bandolier system. The contract vehicle provides the ability for all 30 NATO member countries to easily procure Bandolier systems and ADG expects additional NATO orders to follow. “The purchase of the Bandolier System marks a milestone event in the demolitions community,” explains Michael McCormack, ADG’s Chief Strategy Officer. “The adoption of this modern, lightweight, highly versatile system by a Tier 1 NATO military power is a major update from the decades old use of standard bulk explosives (C-4) and other purpose-built explosive solutions. This integration will give the Dutch warfighter a significant edge on the battlefield.”

The Bandolier’s patented design bridges the capability gap between larger, complicated breaching charges and standard bulk demolitions. Its unique modular design is light enough for dismounted operations, while remaining flexible enough to meet larger-scale mission requirements. NATO forces can now be supplied with a single, lightweight, easy to use explosive system, capable of performing a wide range of tasks, eliminating the need for multiple mission-specific systems.

For more information, please visit www.adg.com.  

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.