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- Explosives : Explosive agent; a compound or mixture susceptible of a rapid chemical reaction, as gunpowder, or nitroglycerin.
- Demolitions : The engineering discipline of demolishing and clearing structures that are no longer needed, in both military and civilian contexts
- Mine (land warfare) : A destructive device used in land warfare, which waits passively for a target and then detonates due to some action or physical property of the target; in general usage, mines are purpose-built while improvised explosive devices are not
- Assault Breacher Vehicle : U.S. Marine Corps vehicle remanufactured from M1 Abrams tanks for combat engineers to use in penetrating obstacles, standard minefields, and areas with improvised explosive devices
- Detonating cord : A fuse with an extremely high, explosive-range propagation velocity, used for the essentially simultaneous triggering of explosive charges or to deliver a long, narrow blast; typically a fabric or plastic jacket filled with PETN or PBXN-8 and initiated with a blasting cap
- PETN : Pentaerythritol tetranitrate, used as an initiating explosive and as a vasodilator for various heart diseases
- Composition C-4 : The standard U.S. military plastic explosive, principally for demolitions but also used in some munitions such as the M18A1 Claymore mine; contains 91% RDX, 2.1% polyisobutylene rubber, 1.6% motor oil, and 5.3% 2-ethylhexyl sebacate.
- PBXN-8 : An insensitive high explosive, used in detonating cord, made from RDX (explosive), stearic acid, hydroxyethyl cellulose, tributyl phosphate and ammonium hydroxide
- RDX (explosive) : "Royal Demolition eXplosive" or "Research Department eXplosive", also known as Hexogen or Cyclonite; chemically hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine; considered the most powerful common military explosive; a member of the nitramine class of organic nitrate explosives