Suprabox IED

The Suprabox IED is a range of water disruptors designed to neutralise Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).


IEDs are homemade and improvised devices containing destructive, lethal, noxious, explosive or incendiary chemicals. IEDs are used to destroy, incapacitate, harass or distract.

They may contain explosives and/or commercial or military pyrotechnic components. They can be stationary or mobile, active or dormant, and can be hidden anywhere in any shape or form.

The Suprabox IED is a versatile modular charge designed to neutralise a wide range of IEDs, including those in lightweight or semi-rigid containers (e.g. cardboard boxes, textile bags, briefcases, suitcases) or in rigid containers (e.g. safes, gas cylinders, car interiors and trunks).

The charge produces a high velocity, blade-like jet of water powerful enough to penetrate the container wall and neutralise the IED inside. It is very effective against containers with thick, resistant walls.

The Suprabox IED is designed to minimise side effects (fireball, blast, fragments) during operation. The explosive charge is completely surrounded by water and the various components of the charge are made of thermoplastic materials.

Key features and benefits

  • Compact and lightweight
  • Modularity
  • Easy to use
  • Fewer side effects
  • Operating Reliability
  • Safety in operation


Suprameca has extensive experience in the design, development and manufacture of bespoke equipment that meets high safety and reliability requirements.