PdL Support Systems

Product Leader Support Systems (PdL SS) develops and manages demolition, pyrotechnic, legacy mines and explosive ordnance disposal capabilities that support increased Soldier communication, maneuverability, and safety.

Demolitions provide a rapid means to ensure free movement and maneuver of friendly forces and to impede enemy movements and are used primarily by combat engineers and special operations Soldiers to clear mines, breach doors, and overcome obstacles.

Pyrotechnics range from flares to signals to simulators, providing important capabilities to the Soldier, such as communication, illumination, and protection against advanced air-to-air and surface-to-air weapon systems. Simulators are used in training to simulate realistic combat environments; signals are used for signaling for communication or illuminating a small area and can reach heights of up to 250 meters.

Legacy mines provide a range of capabilities to Soldiers and can be used to protect perimeters and flanks during attack, reinforce light forces, and demy enemy movement. These systems provide Soldiers faster response time, increased lethality, greater efficiency and enhanced safety.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal program deals with the Army EOD technician, mission equipment, and any special tools needed to complete a multitude of render safe missions dealing with unexploded ordnances (UXOs), improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and other explosive hazards.