At the breach location, the Soldiers can open the backpacks, connect the line charges, emplace the rockets on the launch rod, aim and fire the APOBS
system," Chatterjee said.
can be carried by two people, and takes 30 to 120 seconds to be set up.
The great advantage of the new system is that the two-person APOBS
team enjoys a safe, 35-meter standoff distance from the charges, exposing fewer Marines to mine obstacles while decreasing the time on target exposed to enemy fire," said Frank Stevens, who led the team that developed the new breaching system.
The APOBS system will provide the armed forces with an enhanced man-portable capability to breach anti-personnel minefields and wire obstacles.
APOBS is a two-man portable, lightweight, obstacle-breaching system, employed by active and reserve combat engineers and infantry Marines.
The APOBS team simulates pulling the pin and waits 15 seconds before firing the grapnel cartridge provided with the APOBS trainer.
NTC offers a great opportunity for employing the APOBS.