Chemring EOD will be demonstrating, WASP, its new IED defeat system at Eurosatory on 11-15 June 2012, in Paris.

Chemring EOD, based in Poole, UK, delivers a comprehensive range of counter threat solutions, in both military and civil environments and will be launching a new IED defeat system known as WASP at this event.

WASP is a next generation lightweight disruptor system designed to deliver optimum disruptive effect to a wide range of improvised explosive devices. It is made of lightweight material and therefore lighter than existing systems thus providing users a significant weight advantage. It injects a projectile of water at high velocity, in order to dynamically separate the key components of an IED. As such, it offers a high probability of avoiding detonation or explosion of the device.

WASP is powered by an electrically initiated cartridge and can be fired using radio initiation systems such as the Chemring EOD FRED system or by the use of firing cable. It comes complete with an accessories pack and can easily be incorporated into an EOD back pack for Assault IEDD operations.

Chemring EOD sales and marketing director, Paul Taylor, said: "The introduction of WASP is a welcome addition to our portfolio of IED disruptors. Initial feedback from our customers has been extremely complimentary and we look forward to demonstrating to a broader audience at Eurosatory in France ."