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Bomb disposal is a term for making explosive devices[?] safe by disarming or detonating them.

The bomb squad is a police unit specializing in the disarming of explosive devices planted by criminals or terrorists.

The most common methods include having a remote controlled robot pick up a suspected bomb so it can be removed to an isolated/shielded location where it can be detonated with a minimum of damage. When moving or detonating the explosive is not an option, a bomb disposal expert will attempt to disarm the device by manually manipulating its internal mechanisms in order to disable its detonation function. As protection, the person in question usually wears a heavy specialized suit made of kevlar which can increase the person's chance of survival should the device explode, but the hands are usually exposed to allow for maximum manual dexterity in the task.



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