SHAP by DEMGY : IED neutralizers

Discover the SHAP range by DEMGY below. These anti-IED devices offer the ability to safely and effectively neutralize a wide range of improvised explosive devices.

SHAP : Safe, Hydraulic, Anti-IED Puncher

The SHAP (Safe, Hydraulic, Anti-IED Puncher) is an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) neutralization device for civilian and military mine clearance teams.

SHAP by DEMGY devices are quick and easy to use. The deminer can adapt the quantity or type of explosive (sheet explosive, detonating cord, plastic explosive, etc.) according to the situation and the object to be neutralized. It is also very light and easy to transport.

Advantages of the SHAP anti IED





No flame

Device delivered inert

Suitable for indoor use

Limited damage

The SHAP range is a real concentrate of innovation, designed to meet the specific needs of IED countermeasures. Attentive to market needs and current challenges, DEMGY offers you products with the following advantages:

  • Indoor or outdoor use: The unique feature of the SHAP range of IED disruptors is that they can be used indoors, in confined spaces or in urban environments.
  • Multi-support mounting: Thanks to the accessories supplied, they can be on a fixed base, with a motorized robot, or simply placed on the ground.
  • Safety: All SHAP products are delivered inert, so they can be transported and stored without special precautions.
  • Modular: The quantity of explosive can be adjusted to suit your needs.
  • SHAP can be armed with a variety of explosives: detonating cord, plastic or foil explosives, liquid and gel explosives
  • Quick and easy to use: SHAP devices are quick and easy to set up. You don't waste time, and can act as quickly as possible.
  • Lightweight: SHAP is lightweight and easy to transport.
  • No collateral damage:  SHAP products generate no flame and very little smoke. They are also quieter than similar systems, and drastically reduce rear effects thanks to their water content and optimized projection.

The SHAP anti IED range

The SHAP product range comprises a number of innovative devices. All have their own specific uses and are adapted to different situations: neutralizing suspicious packages in a building or vehicle, perforating gas cylinders or fire extinguishers suspected of containing an IED, opening metal doors containing a potential threat... Find out more about the different models offered by DEMGY below:

SHAP Standard


The standard model will enable you to handle suspicious packages the size of an attaché case or an 80-liter travel bag.
Explosive charge: from 10 to 80g
Use: indoors, confined spaces, built-up areas.

SHAP Perfo


SHAP Perfo neutralizes metal containers such as gas bottles and fire extinguishers up to a thickness of approx. 5mm.
Explosive charge: 20 to 40g Use: indoors, in confined spaces, in built-up areas.



This model has been specifically designed to handle suspicious objects inside vehicles, whether through a door, the roof or the floor.
Explosive charge: from 40 to 80g
Use: not recommended indoors, but possible in built-up areas

SHAP Super


The SHAP SUPER GL is designed to handle small, suspicious objects such as parcels up to 80-liter travel bags and luggage, or suspicious items inside a vehicle.
SHAP SUPER GL is specifically designed for use with liquid or gel explosives.
Explosive charge: approx. 140ml
Use: indoors or in confined spaces, depending on configuration, in built-up areas.

SHAP Effraction


The EFFRAC SHAP KIT is designed to open metal doors. It consists of 2 SHAP boxes fitted with specific explosive holders. Each case is bonded to the door using double-sided foam adhesive.
Explosive charge: from 12 to 20g per SHAP case
Use: indoors, confined spaces, built-up areas.

Neutralizing devices: anti-IED disruptors

Our anti-IED disruptors act as neutralizers. They work with a limited quantity of explosives and water: the explosive releases the water charge which neutralizes the IED thanks to powerful pressure. Designed with meticulous precision, they can eliminate any threat, from booby-trapped parcels to gas canisters and metal door openings. As a specialist defense contractor, our devices are specially designed to neutralize IEDs in complete safety, reducing the risk to human life on both the defensive and civilian sides.

Already in service in France and abroad, SHAP is designed for two uses:

  •     dismantling Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) ;
  •     training mine-clearance teams.

SHAP products are delivered inert, so they can be easily transported and stored without any special arrangements.

In a constantly evolving sector, DEMGY has positioned itself as a trusted partner for defense and security forces worldwide. Our unwavering commitment to research and development enables us to anticipate future needs and offer solutions tailored to the challenges of the defense industry.

The history of the SHAP device

The SHAP device was invented by Dominique Saunier, a Gendarme and professional security soldier, who has been a mine-clearing instructor since 1970. The idea for SHAP came to him while he was assigned to the EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) Task Force.

This activity led Dominique Saunier to use Bolot-type neutralizers or other products on the market. Noting the limitations and disadvantages of these systems used by the Direction Générale de l'Armement (intense noise, unsuitable for neutralizing large containers, flames and smoke making it impossible to use in confined spaces), Dominique Saunier came up with the SHAP system.

In 2009, Dominique Saunier joined forces with :

    Jean-Luc Fouco, engineer and CEO of the plasturgy company Plastoniva, to create the injection molds for SHAP's component parts;
    Vincent Truong, engineer at Brulon's injection unit, to create the SHAP models, organize tests and develop the first sales of the device.

In 2010, a patent was filed with INPI.

Plastinova, holder of the SHAP patent, is acquired by the Effiplast plastics group, which continues to produce and sell 4 SHAP models until 2019. All tooling, component inventories and technical documentation are consolidated at Berrod in Meussia, Jura, and more recently at Coutty in Oyonnax.

In 2023, DEMGY Group acquires the patent - valid until 2030 - and all tooling for the SHAP device.

Would you like to find out more about our range? Don't hesitate to contact our experts. We'll be happy to discuss your needs and tell you more about SHAP products.

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