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Archives - November 2013

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Nov

Launch: Explosive Capability Kits

Alford Technologies have developed five new equipment kits.  These comprehensive kits provide Bomb Disposal Teams, EOD professionals, Breacher’s and Demolition experts with a broad range of user-filled explosive charge containers.  Depending upon the kit selected, products include water-tamped charges, shaped charges, linear-cutting and omni-directional charges as well as a range of legs, stands, adhesive fixing …

21
Nov

Launch: Pluton Maritime EOD (PLMEOD) Kit

The Pluton Maritime EOD (PLMEOD) Kit is a user-filled shaped charge system designed to support EOD operations.  The charge can be used against Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) and for Conventional Munitions Disposal (CMD).  The PLMEOD Kit provides 9 charge bodies, weapon stands, a variety of projectiles and accessories, all provided in a robust transit case.  For …

21
Nov

TV Appearance: Kevin McCloud’s Man Made Home

Dr Sidney Alford made a UK television appearance in a programme by a renowned designer Kevin McCloud.  In McCloud’s television programme titled Kevin McCloud’s Man Made Home, Dr Alford demonstrated a novel way of using explosives by taking a WWII mine and turning it into a BBQ for Kevin’s man made home.

21
Nov

Homemade Explosive (HME) Training – Final Seats Remaining

Final seats are remaining on an Homemade Explosive (HME) Training course which will be running in early 2014.  HME Training is designed for military, law enforcement, first responders and government agency personnel that may have contact or be involved in operations which include homemade explosives.  Training will be held at our fully licensed facility in …

21
Nov

TV Appearance: BBC – Explosions: How We Shook the World

Dr Alford featured in the BBC TV programme “Explosions – How We Shook the World” on Mon 4 Nov 2013 which aired at primetime.  The programme was hosted by engineer Jem Stansfield and explored how explosives have developed through time and how we have harnessed the power for our own means.  Dr Alford explained the …

21
Nov

Product Update: Gatecrasher Modular Bundled with Tactical Sleeve

The Gatecrasher Modular Type 1 and Type 2 charges are now automatically provided with a tactical sleeve.  By ordering one of these products customers will receive 4 charge modules and 1 tactical sleeve.  Tactical sleeves are also available to order separately.  Gatecrasher is a popular water-tamped breaching charge used to breach walls or other solid …

20
Nov

Press Coverage: Intersec magazine, The Evolution of Disruptors

Alford Technologies featured in the May 2013 issue of Intersec magazine in an article titled The Evolution of Disruptors.  In this article Clive Gale discussed the history of the disruptor and how technology has evolved to meet the current threats of today, and how disruptor technology will develop in the future.  The article showcases our …

19
Nov

Product Update: Alford Strip for Car Boot/Trunk Opening

The Alford Strip 42mm charge has been successfully used for the swift and clean opening of car boots/trunks.  Affixed along the line of the lock mechanism, the Alford Strip can be placed remotely by an RCV or if necessary can be attached to the target by hand.  Tested against a variety of locks, the Alford …

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Nov

Launch: FireBreak – Explosive Wire Cutting Tool

At the Counter Terror Expo in April 2013, Alford Technologies launched a new explosive tool used for performing wire cutting tasks.  Named the “FireBreak”, this new explosive tool is a low-cost, disposable, explosively-driven wire cutter used for cutting command wires.  FireBreak is constructed of lightweight materials and is a one-shot disposable tool.  It does not …