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  1. Science and Technology
  2. Research & Development
  3. First Responder Capability
  4. Response and Defeat Operations Support (REDOPS)

Response and Defeat Operations Support (REDOPS)

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The Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T) Response and Defeat Operations Support (REDOPS) program provides public safety bomb technicians with the tools, capabilities and guidance needed to best respond to Improvised Explosive Device (IED) threats. The program collaborates with federal, state, and local bomb technicians, including the National Bomb Squad Commander’s Advisory Board, to research, develop, test and evaluate technologies and capabilities needed by public safety bomb squads. The program focuses on solving the challenges posed by IEDs, enhancing the safety and efficiency of state and local bomb technicians, and protecting lives.

Our work focuses on:

  • Micro R&D Systems to identify locally-manufactured tools that meet the capability needs of the broader bomb technician community.
  • Testbed Assessment to evaluate emerging technologies, emphasizing the compatibility of new technologies with current fielded systems or tools.
  • Research and Prototyping for IED Defeat (RAPID) to develop and assesses specialized tools and capabilities to address evolving IED threats.
  • Long Term R&D Solutions, and Research and Prototyping for Tactical Operations Response (RAPTOR) to develop technology solutions based on prioritized capability gaps identified by SWAT teams supporting the First Responder Resource Group.

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Last Updated: 07/01/2024
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