The initiator, the PED Mk2, is a successor to the company's PED100 timer-based programmable explosives initiator. It is a third the weight of its predecessor, has an integrated programmer and can be immersed in water to a depth of about 90 feet.
Chemring said it is suitable for combat demolitions, ammunition disposal and underwater mine clearance missions.
"PED Mk2 has been developed to improve mission efficiency by minimizing training needs and delivering a more flexible and precise timing system," said Mike Luedicke, general manager of Chemring Technology Solutions. "As it does not require a separate programming device, it allows the user, such as military engineers, to rapidly set custom time delays at the point of deployment."
Chemring said the new PED MK2, which has a minimum countdown time of 1 minute, has a firing energy of 1.5 joules, a countdown resolution of 1 second and a near silent emissions profile.
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