About Us

The Advanced Ordnance Teaching Materials (AOTM) Program is a collaborative design initiative catalyzed by the Golden West Humanitarian Foundation Design Lab and faculty from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). Startup funding for the AOTM program was provided by the U.S. Department of State, Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement, with the express purpose of improving the quality of training materials available to humanitarian EOD/mine action operators worldwide.

In our efforts to create the most cutting edge training system available, we have sought to leverage new technologies such as 3D printing and recent advances in the power, size and affordability of microprocessors. It is largely due to the availability of these technologies that our work has been possible. We are always interested in learning about cool new ways of doing things, so if you have an idea, we would love to hear it!

Sales of AOTM products are used to create additional resources for the humanitarian EOD/mine-action community and ensure the long-term availability of training materials.