ADS could standardize Defense Department ordinance disposal

ADS Inc.’s new Specialized Chemical Ordinance Transport System (SCOTS), developed in partnership with United Technical Supply and the Navy’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) community, will bring standardization to the varied systems that were previously in place to deal with dangerous ordinance.

SCOTS is the first standardized kit to address problems like leak seal and pack evaluation, providing the operator a pre-packaged turnkey solution, which is a major benefit to the EOD community.

Prior to SCOTS, individual command units within EOD designed their own systems which were not uniform and often were cumbersome. By standardizing the response, SCOTS fosters interoperability between command units, and other users of the system within the Department of Defense (DOD).

“In addition to the EOD community, the Chem Bio community has implemented these kits in their deployment and support kits as well,” Brad Riddick, business development manager for special missions at ADS, said. “They are in wide use throughout the DOD chemical and biological community.”

As for future development of the SCOTS kit, ADS intends for feedback and new technology to guide the course of improvements down the line.

“Input from the operators in the field is the key driver to any changes to the kit. As the operators give input, it is analyzed and incorporated into the contents of the kit,” Riddick said. “Additionally, as new technology and capabilities emerge, it too, is integrated into it.”

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