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18
Mar

NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH: Squid Tape – Underwater Adhesive Tape

Squid Tape from Alford Technologies is a non-adhesive, non-sticky fixing tape.  It can be used both on land an underwater for affixing explosive charges to a target.  The tape is very versatile, it can also be used to create a water-tight seal or even as a swift and robust tourniquet.  Being non-sticky, Squid Tape can …

18
Mar

NEW PRODUCT: Bottler Lite, 1 Litre

To enhance the Bottler Lite range, the 1 litre variant has been developed to deliver the same proven Omni-directional effect of Bottler, but with a higher volume of water tamping surrounding the explosive tube.  As with other Bottler Lite variants, the charge will accommodate three different sizes of explosive load.  Bottler Lite provides the Operator …

16
Dec

FAB70 Bomb – Successful Low-Order in Poland

On 14 December 2013 in Poland a General Purpose bomb FAB70 was found near a busy railway line in Poland.  Due to the proximity of the busy railway line, it was paramount that the Engineering Forces low-ordered the munition to ensure minimal disruption to the surrounding area.  Two Vulcan’s with magnesium jet forming cone’s were …

4
Dec

TV Appearance: Gatecrasher on National Dutch TV

On Wednesday 4 December, the renowned Gatecrasher wall breaching charge was featured on National Dutch Television.  The Royal Netherlands Army (RNLA) used Gatecrasher at a test facility to breach a double walled building.  Gatecrasher made a clear hole through both walls using only 180 grams of explosive.  The RNLA featured on a morning programme discussing …

21
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 …

18
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 …

22
Mar

Alford Receives Enterprising Wiltshire Award for Innovation – 22 March 2013

On Friday 22 March, Alford Technologies were awarded the Enterprising Wiltshire Award for Innovation.  Selected from a shortlist of finalists, Alford Technologies were up against the best innovative companies in the region.  Over 140 companies entered the awards run by the Wiltshire Business Support Service.  Many attended Friday evening’s ceremony with representatives from Wiltshire’s chamber …

18
Mar

Launch: New Adhesive Breaching Tape – HydroTape

In March 2013, Alford Technologies launched their own design of HydroTape which is used to affix explosive charges to surfaces and supports better positioning of charges on targets.  This revolutionary design is unique to Alford Technologies and provides Breacher’s with an alternative adhesive solution to the Breacher’s Tape.  This high-tack double-sided adhesive tape creates an …

14
Mar

TV Appearance: Alford Recreates Assassination Attempt Against Napoleon for National Geographic

Dr. Sidney Alford was asked by True North TV to recreate the assassination attempt against Napoleon which took place on Christmas Eve in 1800 where Royalist plotters set off a barrel of gunpowder in the hope of taking Boneparte’s life. As part of the Bloody Tales series for National Geographic, the Napoleon assassination attempt will …

18
Sep

TV Appearance: Sidney Alford to Feature in Kevin McCloud’s Man Made Home TV programme

Sidney Alford will be featuring in Kevin McCloud’s new programme “Kevin McCloud’s Man Made Home” which is premiering on Sunday 23 Sept at 8pm on Channel 4. In the programme Kevin McCloud will be building his own haven away from uniform mass production, a construction that he can point to saying “I built that”. Sidney …

8
Aug

Recon Scout Showcased at AUVSI – August 2012

Partner of Alford Technologies, Recon Robotics featured at the Association of Unmanned Systems International event which took place from 6-9 August 2012 in Las Vegas. Barry Harris MBE from Recon Robotics discussed the latest “Throwbot” remotely operated vehicle (ROV) technology. Innovative and market-leading, the Recon Scout is the world’s smallest throwable robot used to support …

21
Nov

Gatecrasher Filming – 21 November 2011

Sidney Alford spent a long weekend outside the village of Stod in the Czech Republic filming the penetrative power of the Gatecrasher product and the lifting capability of the Bootbanger. This footage was shown by the TV programme titled “Galileo” which is a highly popular science-based programme aired in Germany.

15
Oct

Alford’s choose Felix Fund as official charity – 15 October 2011

Here at Alford Technologies, we have recently decided to make the newly formed Felix Fund – The Bomb Disposal Charity – our official charity. Alford’s are hosting two EOD Awareness days which were auctioned at an initial fundraising event in addition to sponsoring the Alford Fundraising Plate which will be awarded annually to the military …

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