X-Ray Toolkit (XTK) Operator

The continued proliferation and sophistication of terrorists’ use of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) requires Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Operators to be prepared to render safe or disrupt IEDs in-place, regardless of the environment. When these circumstances exist, the employment of Sandia National Laboratories’ X-Ray Tool Kit (XTK™) enables the EOD Operator to render an IED non-functional by rapidly separating or destroying its firing circuit and/or its explosive payload.

Tactical Electronics is licensed by Sandia National Laboratories to provide X-Ray Toolkit (XTK™) training. Tactical Electronics’ XTK™ Operators Training is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for an EOD Operator to effectively utilize the XTK™ software to acquire, process, and analyze X-Rays during an IED incident. Attendees will participate in classroom lecture and practical labs designed to enhance their understanding of how IEDs function and practical exercises focusing on the identification of an array of IEDs, their components, and triggering mechanisms.

The Grid Aim System provides EOD Operators with the capability to target individual components inside a device with extreme accuracy using standard precision tools. The Grid Aim System works in conjunction with the XTK™ software to provide a precision firing solution.

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XTK™ 2.0 Software (via SNL)
Printed Course Reference Material
Course Certificate

Sworn Law Enforcement and Military Personnel (as authorized by Sandia National Labs)

2 Days (16 hours) or 5 Days (40 hours)



  • X-Ray Hazards & Theory
  • X-Ray Equipment
  • X-Ray Media
  • Radiography Techniques
  • XTK™ Software Orientation
  • X-Ray Planning With XTK™
  • IED Components & Key Component Positioning
  • Explosive Threats, Components & Triggering Mechanisms
  • Precision Aim Fundamentals & Grid Aiming Concept
  • Precision Disruption Live-Fire Practical Exercises (Restricted to 3 day courses)