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Endre Lunde

Senior Vice President, Communications

MAIL P.O. Box 142, NO-2831 Raufoss, Norway
VISIT Enggata 37, 2830 Raufoss, Norway
EMAIL endre.lunde@nammo.com
TEL +4790853270

Norway

Nammo AS

MAIL P.O. Box 142, NO-2831 Raufoss, Norway
VISIT Enggata 37, NO-2830 Raufoss, Norway
EMAIL info@nammo.com
TEL +47 61 15 36 00
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Norway

International Sales and Marketing

MAIL P.O. Box 142, NO-2831 Raufoss, Norway
EMAIL globalsales@nammo.com

APOBS

APOBS, or the "Anti-Personnel Obstacle Breaching System MK 7 MOD 2" is a self-contained, one-shot, expendable linear demolition charge, capable of safely clearing a footpath through anti-personnel mines and multi-strand wire obstacles.

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Norway

International Sales and Marketing

MAIL P.O. Box 142, NO-2831 Raufoss, Norway
EMAIL globalsales@nammo.com
  • Length of Breach 45 m
  • Width of Breach 0.6 m
  • System Weight 125 lbs/56 kg
  • Deployment Time 30-120 seconds
  • Standoff Distance 35 m
  • Explosive Types Grenade, PBXN-10. Det. Cord, PBXN-8

APOBS is a self-contained, one-shot, expendable linear demolition charge, capable of safely clearing a footpath through anti-personnel mines and multi-strand wire obstacles. Clearing a pathway 45 meters in length by 0.6 to 2.0 meters in width, one APOBS clears what it would take 27 sections of Bangalore Torpedo to clear. APOBS can be easily transported and deployed by a two-person team. This lightweight system is carried in two backpacks and a small, soft pack with a combined weight of 125 lbs and a setup time of less than 2 minutes.

APOBS can either be employed with either “Delay Mode” or “Command Mode” initiation of the tractor rocket motor. Line charge detonation occurs approximately 10 seconds after launch. APOBS meets the Insensitive Munition (IM) safety and hazard standards defined in MIL-STD-2105 and also meets the fuze board safety requirements of MIL-STD-1316. The Forward and Alt Fuze provide safety redundancy. The system meets Hazards of Electromagnetic Radiation to Ordnance (HERO) requirements by using no electrically initiated devices. The environmentally sealed shipping and storage container and backpacks ensures a long shelf life.

APOBS being readied for launch at Camp Pendleton. Launch rocket is seen at the right side of the system, with the 45 meter white detonation cord in front of the operator who is in the process of connecting it to the rocket. (U.S. Navy photo by Greg Vojtko/Released)

Status

In service with the US Army and the US Marine Corps.