FEATURED /// Aug 27, 2015
EOD’S STREAMLINED “LEAK, SEAL AND PACK” SOLUTION
Department of Defense (DOD) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) warfare capabilities exist to locate, identify, render safe and transport unexploded chemical ordinance to specified locations. Across all branches of service, EOD technicians embrace the same basic evolution of “Leak, Seal and Pack.”
To address this mission requirement, commands would each develop their own Initial Entry Team (IET) kit,, usually an expensive and cumbersome task with numerous variances from their other service counterparts. In short, the equipment used to accomplish the “leak, seal and pack” evolution was disjointed and varied from service to service. This system somewhat hindered community effectiveness due interoperability issues. The question was, how to leverage EOD technician expertise, across services, to mitigate variances in equipment and increase effectiveness.
That’s when ADS got the phone call from United Tactical Supply (UTS) on behalf of the U.S. Navy EOD community. Recognizing that the issue was one of interoperability, standardization and effectiveness at a reasonable price, the partnership was designed to develop an adaptable kit, keeping the different requirements of the end-users in mind.
Recognizing that the issue was one of interoperability, standardization and effectiveness at a reasonable price, ADS partnered with UTS to develop an adaptable kit, keeping the different requirements of the end-users in mind.
Feedback, knowledge, and real-world experiences from all U.S. EOD communities are at the core of the development of the Specialized Chemical Ordnance Transport System (SCOTS). Over the course of a year, we worked to identify EOD technician requirements, using them as a blueprint to develop a kit that addressed their concerns by using the latest products and technology in the industry. We filled the capability gaps, not just for the U.S. Navy’s EOD community, but also for all branches of the military. This kit is truly built by the EOD community, for the EOD community. Until the creation of the SCOTS kit, no standardized kit, with service-wide applicability, had existed.
“We at ADS, teamed up with UTS and the EOD end-use customers to develop a kit that could be used by every branch of service. Whereas before, EOD teams had their own kits, the SCOTS kit filled the interoperability void perfectly.” – Brad Riddick, Special Missions Business Development Manager
Each component has been carefully considered and evaluated, not only by EOD community expert technicians, but also by ADS and UTS experts. Some components include, activated carbon cloth technology, combined with a fully validated individual decontamination system. This technology not only aids sealing and containment of chemical rounds, but it also allows for swift decontamination. The entire system is contained in a portable transport case, and can be tailored for multiple chemical round scenarios.
“We have fielded it [SCOTS] and, to date, everyone we fielded it to has given exceptionally positive feedback on it,” said Riddick. “It’s applicable, cost-effective and suitable to the task at hand. It’s a win for everybody.”
The SCOTS is a combination of manufactured nylon components, vetted decontamination media and activated carbon cloth, in conjunction with procedures directly out of the EOD publications, that make this a total solution for the decontamination, sealing, containment and transport of chemical ordnance.
ABOUT United Tactical Supply United Tactical Supply (UTS) is a well-established leader in the decontamination market, with a proven success in meeting the needs of consumers from government, military, law enforcement, civilian and corporate establishments. Our team of experts is available for consultation with military, law enforcement and private industries in the field of decontamination of chemical, biological and radiological waste. We work with clients to develop a range of products and services to meet a unique and specific requirement. UTS also provides this same military-spec equipment directly to the civilian world. We pride ourselves on the freedom provided us by the brave men and women of this great nation’s past, present and future. We will strive to continue to protect our community by supplying quality, proven products to the marketplace. Our products are American Made – ALWAYS. UTS is in complete compliance with the Berry Amendment (USC Title 10, Section 2533a)
ABOUT Integrated Textile Solutions As a contract manufacturer, Integrated Textile Solutions, Inc. has the experience and capabilities to provide all types of business manufacturing solutions. Formerly known as “Maid Bess Corp.,” ITS is now a woman-owned small business providing a diversified portfolio of services. Maid Bess Corp. was purchased by Joanne Thornhill (CEO) in 2002 and transformed from a traditional apparel manufacturing company into a contract manufacturer of industrial and military textile products.
ABOUT ADS “ADS is essentially the “equals” sign in the equation between the products that the vendors have to bring to market and the requirements that the customers have that are as of yet unfilled. We equalize it out and bring one to the other and make it to where everything balances out.” –Brad Riddick, ADS Special Missions Business Development Manager
ADS Inc. is a leading solutions provider that proudly serves all branches of the U.S. Military, federal, state and local government organizations, law enforcement agencies, first responders, partner nations and the defense industry. The company’s medical team is comprised of multiple subject matter experts with backgrounds and experience in military medicine. Their specialties include, but are certainly not limited to, combat medicine, custom medical kitting solutions, domestic preparedness, emergency medical services, evacuation & rescue, battalion aid stations and medical treatment solutions. Overall, ADS is focused on solving customers’ challenges through the largest product and service offerings, the broadest array of procurement and contract options, world-class support and logistics solutions and legendary customer service. To learn more, please visit the ADS website at www.adsinc.com.