DSEI 2015

Canada selects explosive initiator [DSEI15, D2]

16 September 2015

Chemring Technology Solutions (Stand S2-230) has been selected to supply its Breach MC radio frequency (RF) initiator for use by the Canadian Armed Forces. Breach MC will enable specialised groups, such as explosive ordnance disposal teams, to remotely initiate explosive charges at close range for dismounted operations.

The system will be supplied via Canada-based distributor Deltic Group, with the contract valued at just under CAD1 million.

Breach MC is a lightweight, multicircuit explosive initiator, and is the only short-range selectable firing system available in the market. The securely coded RF initiator allows a single operator to co-ordinate multiple initiations, removing the need for several operators and reducing the risk of human error.

Operators can create up to 10 firing groups, each containing any number of receivers, or all receivers can be initiated simultaneously.

With a range of about 1,000m, Breach MC is ideal for use in operations where initiation of electro-explosive devices is required, including explosive method of entry and remote disruptor activation for EODs and unexploded ordnance tasks.

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