IED blast

IED Protection

The threat of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) presents the most severe threat to many forces in today's operational areas. IEDs come in many different forms and can subject targets to both heavy blast and severe fragmentation.


In many cases old artillery shells are fitted with new detonators, activated by a cellular phone, and placed next to the road. This constitutes a very high threat to particularly light and medium vehicles that were not designed to meet such requirements.


Composhield armor solutions have been applied specifically to counter IED threats by providing very high structural durability to withstand the blast and superior stopping capabilities to counter fragmentation.


  • Tested to stop fragments with less than 1 meter stand-off
  • Tested to withstand 50+ kg of TNT at less than 3 meter stand-off

Current scenarios also call for protection against explosively formed projectiles (EFPs), which present an even more severe threat today. Composhield armor solutions are tested against such threats and can be tailored to meet any requirement needed.

IED example
Artillery shells used as Improvised Explosive Device
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