"Most containment vessels used by bomb squads to transport explosive devices are large, heavy, and expensive. Cost and size limit their availability, making them few and far between. For many jurisdictions, they are a pooled resource. But, if you thought that smaller, less expensive containment vessels"ones that every bomb squad could afford"would be a priority for State and local bomb squads, you would be wrong. In the late 1990s, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) funded the development of an affordable, portable containment vessel designed for pipe bombs because they are the most prevalent type of explosive devices faced by bomb squads. The prototype containment vessel, however, failed when it was tested by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)"Rocky Mountain in Denver, Colorado, which serves as NIJs 'Bomb Center,' assisting in the identification of bomb squad technology requirements and supporting the National Bomb Squad Commanders Advisory Board (NBSCAB)."
TECH Beat (Winter 2005)