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The CSIR undertakes research and development to understand the effects of various explosive events in order to come up with protective interventions for example, vehicles and the crews on board. This includes protection against landmines, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and threats such as RPG-7s. A major part of work in this domain is undertaken as test and evaluation studies for clients.

Components of the work are:

·        Threat characterisation and surrogate development

·        Explosive events testing, measurement and evaluation

·        Modelling and simulating the impact and effects of the event

Work in this domain underpins much of the overall Landward Science offering.  It draws from a purpose-designed Detonics, Ballistics and Explosives Laboratory where data from blasts events are collected for input in the design of protective solutions for example, humans and vehicles.