Name: Anti-Personnel Obstacle Breaching System (APOBS)
Hazard Class: 1.2E


The Anti-Personnel Obstacle Breaching System (APOBS) is a self-contained, one-shot, expendable linear demolition charge which can be transported and deployed by a two-person team. It is capable of safely clearing a footpath through anti-personnel mines and multi-strand wire obstacles.


Clearing a pathway 45 meters in length by 0.6 to 2.0 meters in width, one APOBS clears what it would take 27 sections of Bangalore Torpedo to clear. This lightweight system is carried in two backpacks, with a combined weight of 125 lbs and a setup time of less than 2 minutes. APOBS meets the Insensitive Munition (IM) safety and hazard standards defined in MIL-STD-2105 and it also meets the fuze board safety requirements of MIL-STD-1316.