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Door breaching devices are one of the tools used by SWAT teams and other security forces in counter-terrorism and police operations.
India’s security personnel fighting terrorists holed up in a house would soon get a helpful device that helps them break into a house and neutralise the armed men.
Door Breaching Device, which can be used from a distance of 100 metres for rapid entry, has been developed by India’s Defense Research and Development Organization’s (DRDO) Terminal Ballistic Research Laboratory (TBRL).
According to security experts, door-breaching is an important activity in low- intensity conflict operations as it provides rapid entry through the locked or barricades structures.
TBRL’s scientist Yogeshwar Nath, part of the developers team, said that the device can successfully breach various kinds of doors like thick metal door and thick wooden doors by remote action, according to deccanchronicle.com.
“This device is ready for production and it is yet to be inducted into the security forces. We have conducted demonstration trials for Indian Army, DG Infantry, National Security Guards, CRPF, ITBP, SSB, CISF and Punjab police,” he said.
“In the present system, the flexible linear shape charge is being used. In this system, we have used exploding bridge wire detonator to initiate the charge assembly. The system uses a specially designed wireless firing system to provide required excitation power. Wireless trigger can initiate the firing unit remotely. There will be minimum collateral damage and there is no primary explosive involved in complete system,” said Mr. Nath.