A blast to disrupt [ID18D3]

09 November 2018

Canadian company CTS (Hall B, Stand B075) offers disruption technology for improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and unexploded ordnance, based on a scientific approach.

Like many of its products, the CTS Lance disrupter derived from the company’s close work with explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technicians combined with its own extensive R&D and engineering expertise.

The Twin Lance disrupter system is essentially a double Lance with the same features, mounted on the same stand. It can be loaded with different projectiles for appropriate action after assessing the target, e.g. one shot to disable a critical component and a second shot for general disruption. When mounted on remotely operated vehicles, it affords the opportunity of re-arming for a second shot when necessary. Simultaneous firing on large-volume targets will double the neutralising effect.

The patented zero-convergence aiming system self-aligns, thus eliminating the need for recalibration. Two high-intensity green lasers create an accurate cross-hair clearly visible in direct sunlight from more than 15m away. Not only does this simplify the training process, but also allows for quicker deployment as the lasers need not be removed prior to firing.

According to CTS, the Laser disrupter is lightweight, remarkably safe and easy to use. It sports an advanced recoil absorption system to lower the kinetic energy being transferred to the stand or robot without compromising power.

The hybrid recoilless system allows for the Lance and Twin Lance to be mounted on even the smallest tactical robots. It has been tested on ICOR, iRobot, the ECA Group’s Cameleon and Cobra, Telerob’s systems, QinetiQ’s Talon and Remotec’s F6A.

The system is operated from a lightweight Scabbard stand that fits in the Baldric backpack that can store a complete Lance or Twin Lance disrupter, along with its components and accessories. The Baldric is designed to look like a civilian hiking style backpack to allow the user to avoid public awareness when necessary.

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