Science and Technology Explosives Division

Explosives Division

The Science and Technology Directorate's Explosives Division (EXD) develops new technologies and systems to protect our citizens and our country's Improvised Explosives Device (IED) explodinginfrastructure against the devastating effects of non-nuclear explosives, by seeking innovative approaches in detection and in countermeasures. The Division provides concepts, science, technologies, and systems that increase protection from explosives, and promotes the development of field equipment, technologies, and procedures to interdict weapons and explosive threats.


The following EXD programs support this mission:

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EXD works with universities, industry, Federal departments including DoD, DoJ, and DoT, and other Department of Homeland Security (DHS) components, including TSA, CBP, USCG, and USSS, as well as numerous state and local law enforcement agencies in the Homeland Security Enterprise.

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