The NIC drag hook command wire finder is a purpose made device used to search for buried command wire initiated IEDs. It is used to drag through a range of environments, from long grass, to stones and sand, to riverbeds, and compacted ground and paths. Once found, render safe procedures may be carried out to secure the device.
Command wires are being used increasing more, due to their ease of manufacture and deployment, reliability, and ease of concealment and initiation. Improved ECM systems are also improving the defeat of RF initiated devices. A lightweight, rigid, electrically insulated telescopic pole provides strength and durability. The pole features quick release locks that allow adjustment of the overall pole length. A quick release stainless steel pronged hook can be dragged rigorously though terrain, can be used to penetrate the ground, and can sustain continued use in C-IED scenarios. The kit comes packed in a lightweight Cordura carrying bag with shoulder strap for ease of transportation, and can be assembled and disassembled in seconds. It is available with 2 or 3 pronged hooks.