Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians from Technical Support Detachment's Combined Explosive Exploitation Cell (CEXC) measure blast damage on a hull shape during an underwater, post-blast training course. U.S. Navy photo / Released.
The Technical Support Detachment (TSD) is the Department
of Defense's premier expeditionary improvised and conventional weapons
exploitation and acquisition organization -- operating in both terrestrial and
The TSD's mission is to collect, process, exploit and analyze enemy improvised
weapons (to include Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)), conventional ordnance
and related materials for the purpose of
providing support to near-real time Technical Intelligence to tactical and
operational commanders and EOD forces.
TSD's secondary mission is to provide tailored deployable
technical intelligence and Foreign Material Acquisition (FMA) support to
Service, DoD, and National Level Intelligence activities as directed by higher
The TSD's objective is to provide Level 1-2 adaptable, scalable, mobile capability
(personnel and equipment) for collection, exploitation, and analysis of
improvised and conventional weapons to support land and maritime missions. This capability is tailored to meet mission
For more information on the Technical Support Detachment, contact EODTECHDIV_TSD_OPS@navy.mil or (301) 744-4054.