Sailors from the Royal Netherlands Navy and Royal Canadian Navy observe Sailors assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2 unmanned systems platoon deploy a Mark 18 Mod 2 unmanned underwater vehicle during an expeditionary mine countermeasures evolution as part of exercise Bold Alligator 2017 (#BA17) on Oct. 21, 2017 at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Improving Navy-Marine Corps amphibious core competencies along with coalition, NATO, Allied and partner nations is a necessary investment in the current and future readiness of our forces. US Navy photo.
The Navy explosive ordnance disposal community is beginning to implement a strategic plan meant to modernize the force for the next decade of fighting in a complex world marked by great power competition. Read More
An MH-53 Sea Dragon assigned to the ‘Vanguards’ of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 14 prepares to deploy explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technicians assigned to EOD Mobile Unit (EODMU) 2 during mine countermeasure training in 2019. US Navy Photo
THE PENTAGON – The Navy’s explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) community is modernizing the way it mans, trains and equips its force to leverage new technology and lessons learned in nearly two decades of ground wars in the Middle East. Read More
Operations Specialist First Class Sean McNamara launches the Mk 18 Mod 2 Kingfish for an initial underwater survey of Sweeper Cove on Adak Island in the Alaska’s Aleutian chain. EODMU 1 is providing expeditionary mine countermeasures support in support of Arctic Expeditionary Capabilities Exercise 2019. EODMU 1 provides operational EOD capabilities to include locating, identifying, rendering safe, exploiting, recovering, and disposing of all explosive ordnance. US Navy photo.
The Navy’s explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) community is looking to leverage nearly two decades of expertise gained in the mountains of Afghanistan and the deserts in Iraq and apply them to helping the Navy gain sea control and beach access in a future high-end, near-peer adversary type of fight. Read More