CoBRA® Software introduces new decision support tools for explosives response community


ALEXANDRIA Vir. - Defense Group Inc. (DGI) announced the launch of the newest module for its CoBRA® software, a series of tools aimed at supporting the explosives ordinance disposal and bomb tech community.

CoBRA has already been deployed to all FBI accredited bomb squads, U.S Forces in Iraq and U.S military bases world wide for improvised explosives device response and forensics.  The newest module expands upon their current CBRNE decision support tools with a unique suite of tools for the bomb technicians that combine field proven tools, leading edge technology and the ability to easily integrate the entire package into bomb teams existing systems and procedures.

The new tools were created by the working bomb technicians of Obsidian Technologies, a San Anselmo California based company established to create operational technology for bomb squads and other “First Responder” teams.

“As CoBRA software has already been deployed nationwide to civilian bomb techs and world wide to U.S military EOD teams, we felt that it was the perfect platform for us to use when we created our new generation of tools” said Martin Grant of Obsidian Technologies. “These new decision support tools enable the EOD responder to quickly and accurately perform the complex computations needed to operate their increasingly sophisticated equipment”.

Some of the new tools included in the module include stopwatch and countdown timers used by Bomb Squads during field operations, tools for synchronizing multiple explosives disrupters, and radiography equipment pulse and spread computation tools.

The new module will be available to bomb techs as of November 1st, 2006.

DGI will be providing web demonstration of the new CoBRA Obsidian Bomb Response Module on the following dates: November 13th at 1 PM and 4 PM EST and November 20th at 1 PM EST.

To attend, you must register at prior at www.defensegroupinc.com/cobra or email Amy.kozlowski@defensegp.com

About DGI
Since 1987, DGI has assisted federal, state and local government agencies in preparation for and response to incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats. CoBRA is sponsored by the DoD Technical Support Working Group. For more information on CoBRA® and DGI, visit www.defensegroupinc.com/cobra.

The easily readable shorthand notation CoBRA® is used here to represent the registered trademark

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