Med-Eng, a brand of The Safariland Group, announced that it has been awarded a five-year contract to provide the U.S. Air Force with the Med-Eng EOD 10 bomb suit to protect personnel conducting explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) operations.
The Air Force selected the EOD 10 suit and accessories through a competitive solicitation process that required meeting the new National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Standard 0117.01. This standard focuses on six areas—fragmentation, impact, flame, some blast overpressure, optics and ergonomics—that reconcile protection requirements with bomb technicians’ need for mobility, clear vision and dexterity.
The bomb suit’s design features voice activation, integrated cooling, and compatibility with chemical and biological protective equipment. It has also been tested against threats representative of improvised explosive devices (IEDs), the the company says.
The EOD 10 bomb suit has been procured by military and public safety agencies in 28 countries for use by bomb squad personnel.
The Safariland Group is a global provider of a broad range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets. The Med-Eng brand provides integrated and battle-proven solutions for protecting frontline personnel from blast and heat threats.