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New Remote Fuse Disassembly System for EOD teams of U.S. Marine Corps 11204162


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New Remote Fuse Disassembly System for EOD teams of U.S. Marine Corps.
The new Remote Fuse Disassembly System was introduced for the first time to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Marines with 9th Engineer Support Battalion during a five-day course at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan April 4-8, 2016. The purpose behind the new system is to help make ordnance disposal safer by allowing EOD technicians to disassemble ordnance at distances five times farther than before.
     
The new Remote Fuse Disassembly System was introduced for the first time to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Marines with 9th Engineer Support Battalion during a five-day course at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan April 4-8, 2016. The purpose behind the new system is to help make ordnance disposal safer by allowing EOD technicians to disassemble ordnance at distances five times farther than before. An explosive ordnance disposal technician with 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, gets hands-on experience with the Remote Fuse Disassembly System at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, April 8, 2016. (Source U.S. Marine Corps)
     
The distance, or standoff, away from explosive ordnance can be a matter of life or death. With the Remote Fuse Disassembly System, standoff can now reach a distance of 50 feet (15 m).

Sgt. Timothy Gilson, an EOD technician with 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, noted some of the new system’s pros and cons. He explained that it’s safer, since EOD technicians can now operate farther from ordnance; however, the distance also diminishes the technician’s feel for the mechanical process of disassembling a fuse.

The whole machine is consolidated into four boxes. The class unpacks them and assembles the unit to begin gaining experience.

The Remote Fuse Disassembly System will be the unit that the Marine Corps will utilize from now on and is designed to make explosive ordnance disposal safer.
 

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