The United Shield mine clearance and EOD shield is a unique and invaluable shield, which has been specifically designed for mine clearance and EOD work. It is designed to be used by operatives requiring protection from small anti personnel mines during mine clearance operations and EOD operatives in support of EOD technicans.The shield has two telescopic legs that can be placed into the ground to support it in the upright position, a centrally located window, and below it a sliding hatch enabling operators to use a manipulator from behind the safety of the shield. Two handles are fitted to the reverse of the shield to assist in carrying it.
Fragmentation resistance is 17 grain V50, in accordance with STANAG 2920 - 650 m/sec. (2,133 ft/sec). Other protection levels are available to special order.
Shield 1300mm x 700mm (39.4" x 27.6").
Window 100mm x 260mm (4" x 10").
Sliding hatch 100mm x 145mm (3.9" x 5.7").
The shield weighs 14 kgs (30.8 lbs).
Standard colours are NATO olive green, sand, blue and black. Other colours are available to special order.
The shield is available with a foot pedal for improved blast anchorage, and a flexible ballistic edge shroud. Other sizes are available. The shield is available with or without a sliding hatch.