The Bottler™ is a family of water-jacketed Omni-directional disruptors that are economical and simple to deploy.
They may be used as omni- directional disruptors for thin-walled targets when placed next to suspect objects or in the cabin of vehicles and VBIEDs for disrupting suspect devices on the seat or in the foot-well.
The Bottler™ Lite charges are the low NEQ versions of the established Bottler™ family of water-jacketed, omni-directional, IED disruptors that are economical and simple to deploy.
Bottler™ Lite charges use the same principle as the original Bottler™ and have the same outer envelope but have new, much reduced, charge loads.
The Bottler™ and Bottler™ Lite charges comes in three sizes of bottle, 0.5L, 0.25L and 1L.
These low NEQ Bottler™ Lite charges are ideal in situations where avoiding collateral damage or large blast overpressures is essential – in buildings or ships. While the standard Bottler™ provide a powerful result in areas where collateral damage considerations are less of a priority.
Like all Alford equipment, they are provided empty and are loaded with explosive and water by the user, making them ideal for overseas operations or storage and transport in EOD vehicles.
Bottler™ charges are loaded by the operator with plastic explosive and water or salt, or a mixture of water with salt and sand.
They can be used instead of the Maxi Candle / RADE, and are much less likely to ignite target vehicles. They contain no explosive until they are loaded by the operator and so they may be transported and stored without restriction.
Bottler™ charges are designed to be used singly or fitted together in multiple arrays and so can be used to achieve disruption varying from ripping soft or loose internal vehicle components and breaking windows, to complete opening of the vehicle.
They destroy time and power units (TPUs) of bombs, even when these are placed in the glove compartment, and disconnect them from the main explosive charge.
The flash of the main explosive charge is completely suppressed and the remains of the target are liberally sprayed with water, thereby preventing fire and preserving forensic evidence.
Bottler™ has also been successfully used in Iraq against suspect packages and as omni-directional disruptors against VBIEDs within vehicles.
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