Specialist Military Equipment

At ABP, we know that our customers frequently rely on the equipment we supply – a responsibility we take extremely seriously. Click on the Specialist Military Equipment products listed on this page to find out more about our proven expertise in this area. 

Abrasive Water-Jet Cutting System (AWCS)
 

Abrasive Water-Jet Cutting System (AWCS) 

Developed in conjunction with Diajet Ltd, ABP’s AWCS is a high integrity, flexible cutting system currently in use by the UK MoD. Developed for use in Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) or other hazardous applications, the AWCS enables EOD operators to remotely carry out decommissioning operations on uncleared and unexploded munitions in a safe and controlled environment. 

Product Capabilities 

  • 690 Bar operating pressure is two to three times higher than that of competing systems, enabling faster cutting of thicker and harder materials 
  • Low force or vibration is ideal for cutting operations requiring the least risk of disturbance of target 
  • Cold cutting technique generates no heat, permitting effective use in flammable or explosive environments 
  • 3-4 axis manipulation system allows cutting of pre-determined shapes and subsequent entry into a device 
  • Uses less water during operation to reduce logistic demands and eliminate fouling of the target area 
  • Specifically designed to work in harsh environments as defined in UK defence standard 00-35, including operation in hot and cold climates and up to three metres of seawater. All units have a fully weatherproofed design 
  • Rugged intuitive interface and control system provides advanced functionality with low user work load 
  • The system can be easily transported and deployed from a range of vehicles. An optional load base pallet increases this inherent flexibility while also offering a convenient storage solution, enabling deployment from a forklift truck, crane or helicopter 
  • An electronic manipulation system significantly reduces the logistic burden, eliminating the need for ancillary systems or cumbersome hydraulic/pneumatic hoses 
  • All key system elements are easily accessible for simple maintenance procedures 
  • The environmentally friendly system does not use hazardous liquids, creating no noxious gases or dust 

Product Specifications 

  • 6Kw diesel engine with 12v electric start key 
  • 690bar operating pressure: 42 litre water header tank, 5 litres per minute 
  • 12 litre mixing/storage vessel 
  • 20 micron filter system 
  • Operating temperature 0°C – 53°C as standard. Operation in -10°C can be achieved by using a saline solution in place of fresh water 

Click here to download the Abrasive Water-Jet Cutting System Datasheet

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Crimp Tool

Crimp Tool 

In service with the UK MoD and security agencies around the world, the ABP Crimp Tool is designed to crimp detonators and igniters to safety fuses. 

Product Capabilities 

  • Crimps igniferous detonators to safety fuse with consistent reliability 
  • Design incorporates features to allow additional functionality as a wire stripper, wire cutter, screwdriver or rectifier 
  • Constructed from custom manufactured forgings which are precision machined for consistent and reliable operation  

Click here to download the Crimp Tool Datasheet

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Mine Prodder ABL700

Mine Prodder ABL700 

The ABL700 is designed for locating Anti-Personnel Mines in situations where a magnetic device could detonate a mine. Currently in use with the UK MoD and security agencies around the world, the ABL700 is a popular military tool designed to withstand the rigors of today’s most challenging environments. 

Product Capabilities 

  • Locates mines buried at depths of up to 250mm 
  • Lightweight for optimal portability and deployment 
  • The highly versatile non-magnetic mine prodder is also designed for use in situations where magnetic field is unlikely to cause a problem

Product Specifications 

  • Length: 510mm (Short assembled) 1030mm (long assembled), Mean Diameter: 20.5mm (main body) 6.4mm (spike) 
  • Weight: 409 gm (prodder) 209 gm (stored) 
  • Spike hardness: 45/50 Rockwell C 
  • Colour: NATO Green 
  • Supplied as a kit with webbing carrying case, consisting of spike holder assembly, hand grip and tube assembly

Click here to download the Mine Prodder ABL700 Datasheet.

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Miniature Exploder (Minex)

Miniature Exploder (Minex) 

Minex is a handheld exploder designed to initiate detonators such as the L2A1. Currently in use with the MoD and other Special Forces worldwide, the exploder is engineered to provide ease-of-use in challenging environments. 

Product Capabilities 

  • Will initiate two series detonators connected with up to 1km of standard command cable 
  • Test function confirms the continuity of the cartridge and detonator circuit for a consistently reliable performance 
  • Supplied with a Shock Tube Adaptor, enabling initiation of Non-Electric (Nonel) shock tube products for maximum operator flexibility 
  • Compact dimensions are designed to enable one-handed initiation 
  • Operates in all terrains and environmental conditions, with a standard temperature range of -46°C to 49°C

Product Specifications 

  • Length: 125mm, width: 40mm, height: 71.5mm, weight 0.29kg (with requisite 4 standard AA batteries) 
  • Storage temperature range: -46°C to 70°C 
  • Environmentally protected to IP67 
  • DOSG approved and meets UK MoD Class A EMC requirements

Click here to download the Minex Datasheet.

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Non-Magnetic Toolkit

Non-Magnetic Toolkit 

Designed for use with Unexploded Ordnances (UXOs) where magnetic fields may increase the threat of detonation, the Non-Magnetic Toolkit delivers a comprehensive set of tooling for high-risk environments.

Product Capabilities 

  • Non-Magnetic to eliminate risk of detonation in magnetic-sensitive environments 
  • Supplied complete with packing and carrying case to protect tooling and enable maximum portability

Product Specifications 

  • Available as 36, 85 or 100 piece kit 
  • Can be requested in imperial, metric or both size standards 
  • Guaranteed against STANAG 2897 Annex C 

Click here to download the Non-Magnetic Toolkit Datasheet.

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Window Breaker

Window Breaker 

Designed to completely shatter vehicle windows, the ABP Window Breaker enables rapid entry into a wide range of vehicles. Used either independently or mounted to the barrel of a disruptor, the Window Breaker has undergone comprehensive testing to meet the requirements of UK MoD DOSG. 
 
Click here to download the Window Breaker Datasheet. 

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Heavy Duty Hook & Line Set

Heavy Duty Hook & Line Set 

The ABP Heavy Duty Hook & Line set has been developed by ABP for the British Army. It is used in operations where it is a required to clear or move large heavy objects such as vehicles. 

Product Specifications 

  • Constructed from precision-manufactured corrosion resistant materials developed in accordance with ABP’s IS09001 quality approval system 
  • Flaw detected and proofed during 
  • Supplied as a complete kit housed in a robust, Wooden container and canvas carry case 
  • Main equipment 1148mm x 555mm x 190 mm and weight 82kg 
  • Reel and case 590mm x 460mm x 481mm and weight 32kg

Click here to download the Heavy Duty Hook & Line set Datasheet.

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Ballistic Paw & Fist

Ballistic Paw & Fist

The Paw and Fist are a family of powerful explosive solutions for all forms of EOD both land and maritime. The Ballistic Paw is the junior partner to its big brother the Ballistic Fist. 

Product Specification

  • Self-filling device using non-explosive flammable liquid
  • Classified HAZMAT Class 3
  • Immediate advantages over conventional 1.1 explosives; security, transportation, compatibility and  shipping / product costs
  • Device all up weight – 350gm
  • The is a powerful self-fill explosive solution (240mm ø – 4.5 litre capacity) for large land and marine EOD as well as having excellent mining quarrying applications.

Click here to download the  Ballistic Paw & Fist Datasheet

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