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Pipe bombs, hand grenades, or potentially dangerous objects such as unconventional explosive devices in the form of fire extinguishers, gas cylinders and suitcases, as well as vehicles are often used in terrorist attacks. The use of a water gun as a defusing procedure (RSP – Render Safe Procedure) often causes severe collateral damage, especially in urban areas.

ANT AG has therefore developed self-sufficient complete systems for the safe disposal of improvised explosive devices (IEDD – Improvised Explosive Device Disposal) using the waterjet cutting method.


miniMACE is a self-contained complete system with combustion engine, abrasive mixing unit (AMU) and high pressure pump (HPP) for accessing and deactivating Improvised Explosive Devices (IED). It can be used for car bombs (LVB – Large Vehicle Bombs) or other containers in which IEDs have been hidden, regardless of the material of the body such as steel, aluminium, plastic, wood, fibreglass, glass, etc. The miniMACE system can be connected to selected EOD robots. 2 – Axis Cutting Table is available.

miniMACE Key Feautures:

  • Suitable for IEDD
  • 450 bar
  • Portable
  • Applicable with optional cutting device or with ROV
  • No destruction but preservation of forensic evidence
  • Up to 200 m distance from IED

The miniMACE LVB Features:

  • Safe and reliable access to the inside
  • No destruction but preservation of forensic evidence
  • Optimal risk assessment




midiMACE is battery powered, foldable into two parts and transferable with two men the mobile complete system for water abrasive suspension cutting particularly for IED applications, which unifies the abrasive mixing unit and the high pressure pump in one tool. The working pressure of the unit, which is driven by a battery-powered electric motor, is 120 bar. 2 – Axis Cutting Table is available.

midiMACE Key Features:

  • Suitable for IEDD
  • Battery-powered
  • 120 bar