The EBD80 device is designed for low order Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) applications where it is desirable to open a bomb casing, and ignite a burn of the filling, with a single step process. Through the use of a specialist liner contour, and material, the impact shock has been demonstrably minimised in comparison to other EOD Devices. There have been no recorded high order reactions resulting from the functioning of an EBD80.
The cutting action of an EBD80 results in a large diameter hole in the target munition which allows the reaction products to vent freely. Contact with the target ordnance is not required.
EBD80 has been successfully used, to date, against munitions containing A3, H6, RDX/Al/Wax, RDX/TNT/Al/Wax, TNT & Triton