The suppression blanket has been designed for use by both unskilled personnel as well as by skilled Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) operators when confronted with a suspect explosive device in a public area. The Safety Circle is placed around the suspect bomb and then the Bomb Blanket, which has four heavy-duty webbing carrying handles, is carefully placed over the Safety Circle surrounding the bomb. This eliminates any direct contact with the bomb and provides a safe environment for its examination and disposal.
Should the bomb explode, the Safety Circle can help to direct the force of the bomb’s explosion upwards, then the Bomb Blanket flexes and contains most of the bomb fragments. Two or more Safety Circles can be used together to contain larger bomb devices.
The lightweight, highly protective equipment is made of multiple-layer ballistic material and folds up into a compact, easily carried bag.