Dark Secrets of the Lusitania
The United States Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Units have one of the most dangerous mission’s assigned to military operatives – locating and disposing of underwater explosives. Compared to torpedoes, small boat attacks and missiles, underwater mines have caused more than four times more damage to U.S. Navy ships. Crude but effective mines, Water Borne Improvised Explosive Devices (WBIEDs) and Underwater Hazardous Devices (UHDs) are cheap, easy to stockpile, and easily concealed in holds of ships and fishing boats. Previous methods for underwater EOD were time-consuming, extremely hazardous, and labor-intensive, often with little to no verification of mission success or completion.
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