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Improvised Device Defeat/Explosives Countermeasures

Focus Areas

Improvised Device Defeat

Improve or develop operational capabilities to neutralize, render-safe, and contain blast and fragmentation during improvised terrorist device, and explosives response operations.

Device Diagnostics and Threat Characterization

Provide advanced technologies and technical solutions that improve identification, analysis, and technical characterization of explosives, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and their components, and potential weapons of mass destruction in support of response operations.

Robotics and Remote Means

Develop or enhance platforms, systems, and technologies to remotely conduct activities related to the neutralization or rendering safe of IEDs, unexploded ordnance (UXO), homemade/improvised explosives and their precursors, and enhanced hazard devices containing chemical, biological, or radiological materials.


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