What is Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Remote Controlled Vehicle (RCV)?

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What is Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Remote Controlled Vehicle (RCV)?

Bomb disposal is the process by which hazardous explosive devices are rendered safe. Bomb disposal is an all-encompassing term to describe the separate, but interrelated functions in the military fields of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (IEDD), and the public safety roles of Public Safety Bomb Disposal (PSBD) and the Bomb Squad.

Unexploded ordnance can be found anywhere,  sometimes on military or ex-military land, older unexploded remnants of war are sometimes found in people’s homes or during construction tasks. This can cause great distress and public disturbance to everyday routine. The explosives can be strewn on the ground or can be found below the surface. Unexploded ordnance can be considered valuable, with the metal sold for scrap, explosives used unconventionally, this is obviously extremely dangerous. 

EOD is a tradecraft that is protected from public dissemination to limit public access and knowledge as well as in order to deprive an enemy of technical procedures used to render safe ordnance or an improvised device.  Another reason for keeping EOD techniques secret is to hinder the development of new anti-handling devices by opponents.

Ground Robots

A ground robot, is an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV). UGV’s operate whilst in contact with the ground, with no human on board. Ground robots are developed to perform dangerous tasks, by remote means.  A ground robot is used in hazardous situations when it would be dangerous for human presence. A ground robot is also used when the terrain or location is inconvenient or impossible for a human operator to be present, even if the terrain is simply too muddy a ground robot is a much-appreciated piece of war machinery. A ground robot has a series of sensors to observe the environment and can make decisions autonomously or send the information to a remote human operator. A remote human operator is able to control the robot through teleoperation. The counterparts of a ground robot would be, unmanned aerial vehicles and remotely operate underwater vehicles which can perform the same tasks in the air or underwater. 

ABP is a prime contractor to the UK’s Ministry of Defence. ABP engineers a proven range of innovative products that have become de-factor standard against which others are judged.

ABP is highly experienced in the design, manufacture and supply of explosive ordnance disposal and improvised device explosive device disposal equipment. ABP has secured its position as market leader following 5 decades of experience and continue to develop pioneering technologies in the industry.

ABP supplies military, law enforcement and security agencies around the world with leading-edge bomb disposal tools and military equipment.

ABP develops bespoke products, or adapts existing products to suit customer’s specific requirements. Having an in-house capability based in Poole in the south of the UK means that ABP can draw together its practical explosive ordnance disposal experience and innovative engineering expertise to develop and supply equipment customers can rely on even if the toughest of environments.

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