explosive ordnance disposal


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explosive ordnance disposal

The detection, identification, on-site evaluation, rendering safe, recovery, and final disposal of unexploded explosive ordnance. It may also include explosive ordnance which has become hazardous by damage or deterioration. Also called EOD.
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I have embraced this new found operational logistics career path with both the Seabees and now explosive ordnance disposal, completing tours in both Iraq and now in Afghanistan Central Command (CENTCOM) area of responsibility (AOR).
The result is that divers from explosive ordnance disposal teams are continually having to clear munition from shipping channels that were considered free of mines.
Major Ben Hawkins, officer commanding operations squadron of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Search Task Force, said: "Deliberately going into an area suspected to contain improvised explosive devices is perhaps one of the most challenging jobs in the world; to do so takes a certain type of character.
Staff Sergeant Kim Hughes, 30, was honoured for what was described as the "single most outstanding act of explosive ordnance disposal ever recorded in Afghanistan".
Staff Sergeant Kim Hughes, 30, was honoured for what was described as "the single most outstanding act of explosive ordnance disposal ever recorded in Afghanistan".
Experts from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit X-rayed the shell and decided it was safe to transport.
The ADF has world-class skills, expertise and capability in conducting explosive ordnance disposal and is happy to be assisting its regional neighbour in clearing the threat posed by unexploded ordnance.
Warrant Officer O'Donnell's union flag-draped coffin was carried from a plane at RAF Lyneham, in Wiltshire, by comrades from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiment Royal Logistic Corps.
More than 500 Sailors from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group (EODGRU) 1, Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron 9, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 11, Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 1, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Operational Support Unit 7 and Navy Cargo Handling Battalion 12 are participating in the biennial exercise.
has developed a tool that helps make explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) safer.
Major Phillips, from 21 Squadron of the Royal Engineers, is in charge of one of the 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal units working in Kosovo.
The IED, described by Army bomb experts as a pipe bomb with a mobile phone as triggering device, was deactivated by bomb experts from the 32nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit and troopers from the 2nd Mechanized Infantry Battalion.

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