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Preventing Clearance Obstacles to Maximize Effectiveness

August 24, 2017

Though characterized as assured mobility assets, tasked with enabling freedom of maneuver, route clearance elements often accomplish the exact opposite. While clearance and related C-IED missions...

Route Clearance Insights

The Burden of Technology for Route Clearance

August 17, 2017

The versatility of the IED has, in general, resulted in a tendency to equip clearance personnel with as much equipment and technology as is available. In concept, enabling them to respond to any...

Route Clearance Insights

Single Purpose vs Multi Purpose - Replacing Conventional Explosives

August 16, 2017

For decades, military explosives have generally fallen into two broad categories — bulk explosive components and role-specific systems. Both categories offer unique value and can be employed for a...

Route Clearance Bandolier Explosives Insights

Modern Route Clearance: How Important is Human Input?

August 03, 2017

As the theory and usage of route clearance units has matured over recent years, the natural evolution has been to provide such units with assets that move personnel further and further from the...

Route Clearance Insights

Effectively Documenting Needs for Route Clearance Solutions

July 24, 2017

Clear communication is essential to ensure accurate resourcing of appropriate technology to meet user need. Poorly articulated requirements often result in the provisioning inappropriate solutions...

Route Clearance Insights

Approaching Route Clearance from the Enemy’s Perspective

July 20, 2017

When developing a response to an IED threat it is common to think about each find or strike event in isolation, seeing emplacements as opportunistic or random. Though this might be the case with...

Route Clearance Insights

Informing Requirements: Industry / User Engagement to Shape Solutions

June 29, 2017

For route clearance technology to advance at a pace capable of responding to evolving IED threats, industry must engage regularly with the user community to truly understand capability gaps....

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Ensure Effective Sustainment of Route Clearance

May 23, 2017

When comparing operational sustainment requirements with most other standard missions, route clearance missions stand out due to their units’ unique relationship with the threat, general cadence,...

Route Clearance Insights

How To Examine Foreign Military Sales & Direct Commercial Sales

May 18, 2017

Offered by a number of equipment and service providers worldwide, resources taken onto the battlefield are most often purchased through one of two contract avenues: foreign military sales or...

Route Clearance Defense Purchasing Insights

Lessons Learned Training Partner Forces for Clearance Operations

May 16, 2017

As industry races to provide equipment and technology able to effectively respond to evolving improvised explosive device (IED) threats, the effort to keep troops trained and informed remains one...

Route Clearance Insights

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