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Hook and Line Systems

Hook and Line is designed to be used by EOD or high threat search teams.

It is a semi remote technique used to move suspect devices or gain access into vehicles and buildings using a pulling line and specially designed tools.

It allows tasks to be carried out typically at over 100m.

It is a lightweight, non powered system that is quick and easy to deploy.

  • NIC Instruments has developed an extensive range of Hook and Line equipment to ensure that the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Operator is able to safely, quickly and efficiently conduct semi-remote actions whilst on operations.
  • Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (IEDD) Operators often find themselves trying to carry out semi-remote tasks using equipment which has not been specifically designed for that purpose, leading to the task failing, and the Operator having to make additional unnecessary manual approaches.
  • NIC Instruments works closely with British Army, High Threat, Bomb Disposal Operators, who fully understand the principles of IEDD and are able to design and extensively test equipment to ensure that all conceivable hook and line tasks can be achieved.
  • The environments and situations in which EOD and IEDD Operators work today are diverse. These range from arduous dismounted operations in desert conditions, to high profile vehicle borne operations in urban areas. For almost every scenario, NIC Instruments can offer a range of Hook and Line equipment to ensure that the task can be completed safely and effectively.
  • The first principle of IEDD – “Preservation of Life”, led to the development of the Hook & Line system by NIC Instruments in the early 1970s.
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The Principle of Hook and Line

Depending on the situation and the Threat Assessment, an EOD Operator may not wish to move an item or gain access to a location by hand.


Dismounted Operations

Lightweight, small and easily transported hook and line systems, specially designed for dismounted operations and rapid response teams.


Normal Operations

The most popular size, with the widest range of tools. Typically used for moving suspect objects up to 500kg


Heavy Duty Operations

Used for moving vehicles and objects in excess of 500kg.


Underwater and Maritime Operations

These kits are designed for EOD and high threat search teams working under or around areas with water.


Original Series Equipment

These kits have formed the backbone of NIC’s Hook and Line range for many years, and still remain in production.


Custom Hook and Line Kits

NIC Instruments offer the ability to completely customise your Hook & Line kit and contents to suit your requirement. From lightweight personal kits, up to the most complete, comprehensive kits, and everything in between.

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