Army chooses Kratos to provide disruptor weapon to destroy roadside bombs
U.S. Army combat vehicles experts needed a military system called a stand-off disrupter to neutralize roadside bombs from a safe distance.
U.S. Army combat vehicles experts needed a military system called a stand-off disrupter to neutralize roadside bombs from a safe distance. They found their solution from the DTI Associates subsidiary of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. in Glen Burnie, Md.
Kratos DTI won a $1.5 million contract from the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Command in Warren, Mich., to provide 200 stand-off disrupter military electronic systems for explosive ordnance disposal teams to disarm or disrupt unexploded ordnance from stand-off distances.
The MK-40 standoff disrupter has laser and optical aiming sights, and fires solid projectiles to detonate improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The MK-40 is a product of Chemring EOD Ltd. in Whitley, England.
DTI provides a variety of disrupters and related equipment, tools, and robotic vehicles to the U.S. military. DTI is the exclusive United States sales and marketing agent for Chemring EOD.
For more information, visit Kratos Defense at www.kratosdefense.com, or Chemring EOD Ltd. at www.chemringeod.com.