ADS announces SCOTS
Prior to this, Initial Entry Team (IET) systems were developed by the individual command units within EOD and were often cumbersome and varied from each other. In order bring standardization and interoperability capabilities, they sought ADS to develop the new system.
“We at ADS teamed up with UTS and the EOD end-use customers to develop a kit that could be used by every branch of service,” Brad Riddick, special missions business development manager at ADS, said. “Whereas before, EOD teams had their own kits, the SCOTS kit filled the interoperability void perfectly.”
The SCOTS features nylon components, carbon cloth and decontamination materials that allow EOD teams to manage the sealing, containment, decontamination and transport of volatile chemical arms or rounds. The company utilized feedback from the EOD communities in the development stages of this system and worked with EOD technicians in order to develop a system that met their needs and concerns.
“We have fielded it [SCOTS] and, to date, everyone we fielded it to has given exceptionally positive feedback on it,” Riddick said. "It’s applicable, cost-effective and suitable to the task at hand. It’s a win for everybody.”