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Guess how much this EOD 9 Bomb Tech Suit Costs

Illustration for article titled Guess how much this EOD 9 Bomb Tech Suit Costs

No, seriously, guess. Guess higher. Higher.

It's $27,811.00. Via EOD (short for Explosive Ordnance Disposal) suit supplier Ideal Blasting:

The EOD 9 bomb suit and helmet ensemble has been designed with direct input from bomb disposal technicians to provide the highest degree of modular protection and operational flexibility for EOD and CBRN missions. The Med-Eng EOD 9 platform can be configured in the field by EOD or IEDD technicians based on the suspected presence of a CBRN agent in an IED.

At least 14 types of testing have been performed to validate the performance of the EOD 9, including extensive live-blast testing.

The Med-Eng EOD 9 bomb suit includes a Jacket, Integrated Groin Protector, Trousers and Boot Covers for integrated blast protection against IEDs and bombs. The system is stored in a rugged bag for storage in bomb squad response vehicles.


It bears mentioning that the $27,811.00 does not buy you the helmet (which, if you're going to be defusing bombs, is probably an important piece of kit); for that you'll need another $15,335.78. Not cheap. Then again, hard to put a price on your limbs, right? (though, arguably just as important is protection from an explosion's blast wave, which can purée your internal organs without leaving so much as a scratch on your skin.)

[Spotted on Boing Boing]

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