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We use multi-disciplinary teams to conduct research and develop tools in a broad range of fields from information technologies and energetic materials to robotics and laser technologies, all in support of the EOD operator. Whether it be by reverse engineering existing ordnance and creating the procedures to make them safe, or spearheading the development of tools and technologies to counter emerging threats, we are focused on exploiting technology and intelligence to develop and deliver tools and equipment, and their life cycle support to the joint service EOD operating forces and other customers.

EOD Technology

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal technology department traces its origin back to World War II when the U.S. Navy recognized the need for countering advanced and complex weapons systems being deployed by other nations. Representing the largest concentration of EOD knowledge in the world, our mission is more relevant today than ever before. Ongoing global events and evolving threats have reemphasized how critical our mission is to homeland defense and the warfighter.

Department of Defense EOD technicians deployed worldwide are tasked with neutralizing unexploded ordnance of any kind, whether it be conventional, unconventional, improvised, chemical, biological or nuclear. The technicians also respond to evolving threats posed by Improvised Explosive Devices and Weapons of Mass Destruction. Countering these threats requires EOD technicians have quick reliable access to a broad range of tools and information. To meet their needs, our department employs mechanical and electrical engineers, information technology specialists, intelligence analysts, physicists, chemists, and subject matter experts from a variety of unique disciplines.

Primary Products and Services

We provide Explosive Ordnance Disposal technology to the Joint Services through:

  • EOD knowledge management: Develop EOD procedures and technical information, to include reach-back capability, to counter explosive threats
  • EOD technology: Develop tools & equipment and provide in-service engineering, depot level maintenance repair

Major Facilities

  • Foreign Ordnance Electronics Exploitation Laboratory
  • Magnetic Signature Test Facility
  • Ordnance Disassembly Complex
  • Chemical Laboratory (Explosives)
  • Explosive Test Ranges
  • Hypervelocity Test Facility
  • Oxygen Cleaning Laboratory
  • Model Shop
  • EOD Diver Complex


  • Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Technology
  • Counter-Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Information
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technology
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Information
  • Counter Radio Controlled IED Electronic Warfare (CREW) Technology
  • Counter Radio Controlled IED Electronic Warfare (CREW) Information
  • EOD Program Management
  • CREW Program Management

The official logo of the Joint Service Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Program.

NSWC IHEODTD is the official home of the Joint Service EOD Technology Program and works to provide Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, and Airmen worldwide with the information and technological solutions they need to detect/locate, access, identify, render safe, recover/exploit, and dispose of both conventional and unconventional explosive threats.


Range Report

The JEODTSC was established to better provide EOD technicians worldwide with real-time information essential to countering rapidly-evolving sophisticated explosive threats. The JEODTSC is fully staffed during Normal Duty Hours and responds to all "Urgent" Requests for Information (RFIs) during off hours.

Normal Duty Hours:

7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday
Eastern Standard Time (EST)

After Duty Hours:

A watch team of Master EOD Technicians are standing by 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to respond to "Urgent" Requests For Information (RFIs). Routine RFIs are responded to during Normal Duty Hours.

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The Joint Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technical Support Center (JEODTSC) is the one stop shop for information and decision support to EOD operators worldwide.



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