Conventional Disruptors and De-Armers

At ABP, we know that our customers frequently put themselves into high-risk situations and must be able to rely on the equipment we supply such as our Conventional Disruptor and de-armer systems – a responsibility we take extremely seriously. 

Conventional Disruptor and De-Armers listed on this page to find out more about our proven expertise in this area. 

Needle Disruptor

Needle Disruptor 

Designed to disrupt small, soft-skinned Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) such as letter and parcel bombs, the Needle Disruptor is the smallest disruptor produced by ABP and in service in the UK forces. Having been deployed by both the UK MoD and other worldwide bomb disposal teams, the Needle Disruptor has been consistently proven as a highly reliable method of bomb disruption.   


Product Capabilities 

  • Manual multi-shot device is capable of repeated firings 
  • Can be deployed independently on a lightweight stand or remote vehicle for improved operator flexibility 
  • Preparation is straightforward and can be carried out remotely from the target to further enhance operator safety 
  • Requires minimal training and maintenance 

 
Product Specifications 

  • Constructed from precision-manufactured corrosion resistant materials developed in accordance with ABP’s IS09001 quality approval system 
  • Flaw detected and proofed during manufacture 
  • Supplied as a complete kit housed in a robust, valise-style holdall designed to secure all parts 
  • Length: 295mm, main body diameter: 22mm, rear body diameter: 34mm, Weight: 0.875kg 

 
Click here to download the Needle Disruptor Datasheet.

Needle (Plus) Disruptor

Needle (Plus) Disruptor 

The Needle (Plus) is a development of ABP’s Needle Disruptor. In answer to request from a number of our customers, ABP have developed a” leadless” cartridge and breach system which allows standard command cable to be connected in a manner common to ABP’s other disruptors such as Pigstick and Hotrod. 

 
Product Capabilities 

  • Manual multi-shot device is capable of repeated firings 
  • Can be deployed independently on a lightweight stand or remote vehicle for improved operator flexibility 
  • Preparation is straightforward and can be carried out remotely from the target to further enhance operator safety 
  • Requires minimal training and maintenance 

 
Product Specifications 

  • Constructed from precision-manufactured corrosion resistant materials developed in accordance with ABP’s IS09001 quality approval system 
  • Flaw detected and proofed during manufacture 
  • Supplied as a complete kit housed in a robust, valise-style holdall designed to secure all parts 
  • Length: 310mm, main body diameter: 22mm, rear body diameter: 34mm, Weight: 940kg 

 
Click here to download theNeedle (Plus) Disruptor Datasheet.

Pigstick Disruptor

Pigstick Disruptor 

The popular Pigstick disruptor is well proven in the disruption of thin-walled Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), having been successfully deployed by the UK MoD for years. Specifically designed for suspect devices larger and better protected than letter and small parcel bombs, the Pigstick disruptor is able to successfully penetrate vehicle body panels. 

 
Product Capabilities 

  • Manual multi-shot device capable of multiple firings 
  • Requires minimal training and maintenance 
  • Can be deployed using the supplied anti-roll clamp, an optional lightweight stand or by mounting to a Remotely Operated Vehicle for enhanced operator flexibility 
  • Simple preparation can also be carried out remotely to enhance operator safety 

 
Product Specifications 

  • Constructed from precision-manufactured corrosion resistant materials developed in accordance with ABP’s IS09001 quality approval system 
  • Flaw detected and proofed during manufacture 
  • Supplied as a complete kit housed in a robust, valise-style holdall designed to secure all parts 
  • Length: 485mm, main body diameter: 37mm, rear body diameter: 50mm, Weight: 2.95kg 

 
Click here to download the Pigstick Disruptor Datasheet. 

Hotrod Improved Disruptor

Hotrod Improved Disruptor 

As a powerful Improved Disruptor, Hotrod builds on the established foundations of the Pigstick platform to defeat larger and hard-cased Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), such as those housed in suitcases and similar sized packages. Now used widely by the UK MoD and bomb disposal teams around the world, Hotrod has consistently proven to be a reliable method of disruption.

Product Capabilities 

  • Manual multi-shot device capable of multiple firings 
  • Requires minimal training and maintenance 
  • Can be deployed using an optional lightweight stand or by mounting to a Remotely Operated Vehicle for enhanced operator flexibility 
  • Simple preparation can also be carried out remotely to enhance operator safety 

 
Product Specifications 

  • Constructed from precision-manufactured corrosion resistant materials developed in accordance with ABP’s IS09001 quality approval system 
  • Flaw detected and proofed during manufacture 
  • Supplied as a complete kit housed in a robust, valise-style holdall designed to secure all parts 
  • Length: 485mm, main body diameter: 50mm, rear body diameter: 65mm, weight 3.5kg 

 
Click here to download theHotrod Improved Disruptor Datasheet. 

Dragon De-Armer ABL900

Dragon De-Armer ABL900 

The Dragon ABL900 De-Armer is designed to render safe or disarm a variety of air dropped munitions and land service ammunitions. Currently in use by the UK MoD and other worldwide security agencies, the proven De-Armer disarms suspect devices by projecting steel slugs, chisels, forks etc into the fuses or pistols of conventional munitions or Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) at high velocity. 

 
Product Capability 

  • Reducing recoil from a conventional 20-30m down to just 5m, the Dragon ABL900 De-Armer is ideal for areas where collateral damage is of particular concern 
  • Manual Multi-shot device is capable of repeated firings 
  • Optional anti-roll/tether device is available for environments where the De-Armer could be lost upon firing, such as river banks 
  • Loading and unloading is achievable in under 30 seconds and can be carried out remotely from the target to further enhance operator safety 
  • Requires minimal training and maintenance 

 
Product Specifications 

  • Constructed from precision-manufactured corrosion resistant materials developed in accordance with ABP’s IS09001 quality approval system 
  • Supplied as a complete kit housed in a robust, shock-resistant container 
  • Standard length: 205mm, Diameter: 60mm, Weight 3.5kg 
  • Recoil reduced length: 385mm, Diameter: 60mm, Weight 6.5kg 
  • Available with conventional and recoil-reducing barrel 
  • Flaw detected and proofed during manufacture 

 
Click here to download theDragon De-Armer Datasheet

Limpet Mine Disposal Equipment (LMDE)

Limpet Mine Disposal Equipment (LMDE) 

Our Limpet Mine Disposal Equipment has been specifically developed to disrupt thin cased mines typically attached to the hull or structure of a target vessel or installation. Based on the proven foundations of our Pigstick disruptor, the LMDE is supplied with a magnetic mounting stand and floats to allow deployment and attachment by a diver. 

 
Product Capabilities 

  • Combats thin cased mines normal normally attached to the hull of a ship by enemy swimmers 
  • Effective disruption is achieved by projecting a jet of water at the mine case and explosive filling 

 
Product Specifications 

  • Length: 50cm, width: 30cm, height: 30cm (plus length: 50cm, width: 30cm, height: 10cm) 
  • Comprises a stand, two barrels and associated equipment 
  • Can be supplied with the cartridge LMDE N12 Mk1 (warshot) and cartridge LMDE N2 Mk1 (training) 

 
Click here to download theLimpet Mine Disposal Equipment (LMDE) Datasheet.

Mantis Disruptor

Mantis Disruptor 

Mantis is an ultra lightweight disposable disruptor that defeats Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) with consistent reliability. The lightweight equivalent of our class-leading Pigstick disruptor, Mantis is designed for applications where weight and ease of deployment are critical such as Special Forces operations. 
 
Product Capabilities 

  • Compact and lightweight structure enables it to be used on small Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) with limited payload carrying capabilities, or on ROVs where multiple shot capability is required. 
  • Can be deployed manually or by ROVs to maximise operator flexibility 
  • The single-shot device is supplied ‘piston-in-place’ with a closure cap and breech – eliminating the possibility of mis-assembly 
  • The self-contained disruptor does not require cleaning or any ancillary kit – eliminating the need for armoury inspection or maintenance 
  • Uses same MoD approved cartridges as Pigstick, simplifying logistics and removing the need for further approval processes 
  • Barrel is chemically inert and stable over normal EOD operating temperatures for maximum reliability  

 
Product Specifications 

  • Constructed from precision-manufactured corrosion resistant materials developed in accordance with ABP’s IS09001 quality approval system 
  • Flaw detected and proofed during manufacture 
  • Main body length: 415mm, Diameter: 45mm, Weight: 800g (loaded) 

 
Click here to download theMantis Ultra Lightweight Disposable Disruptor Datasheet

Scorpion High Power Ultra Lightweight Disposable Disruptor

Scorpion High Power Ultra Lightweight Disposable Disruptor 

Scorpion is an ultra lightweight disposable disruptor that defeats Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) with consistent reliability. Scorpion is designed for applications where weight and ease of deployment are critical such as Special Forces operations. 

 
Product Capability 

  • Compact and lightweight structure enables it to be used on small Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) with limited payload carrying capabilities, or on ROVs where multiple shot capability is required. 
  • Can be deployed manually or by ROVs to maximise operator flexibility 
  • The single-shot device is supplied ‘piston-in-place’ with a closure cap and breech – eliminating the possibility of mis-assembly 
  • The self-contained disruptor does not require cleaning or any ancillary kit – eliminating the need for armoury inspection or maintenance 
  • Barrel is chemically inert and stable over normal EOD operating temperatures for maximum reliability 

 
Product Specifications 

  • Constructed from precision-manufactured corrosion resistant materials developed in accordance with ABP’s IS09001 quality approval system 
  • Flaw detected and proofed during manufacture 
  • Main body length: 400mm, Diameter: 59mm, Weight: 1150g (loaded)  

 
Click here to download theScorpion High Power Ultra Lightweight Disposable Disruptor Datasheet

For more information, please contact us.