Total Containment Explosive Magazines

Zero-Arc Storage for Reduced Q/D

An Innovative Alternative to Traditional Magazines


More than a traditional magazine, NABCO’s line of Zero-Arc Total Containment Explosive Magazines allow military and law enforcement personnel to safely and conveniently store the unique explosive tools they need in a more efficient, convenient and secure manner. NABCO Total Containment Explosive Magazines (TCEM) can be placed as close as five feet from inhabited buildings and do not require special packaging or other provisions to prevent sympathetic detonations. Users can store material of different hazard classifications together in one magazine, allowing them to assemble kits in advance for fast retrieval and response. 

As land becomes increasingly scarce in urban and suburban areas, owning a NABCO TCEM becomes even more beneficial. Our larger NEW accommodation requires a much smaller footprint compared to traditional options. Agencies facing restrictions on land use due to encroachment can store explosives within their existing security perimeter, eliminating the need for extra land in more remote areas that would be required for traditional bunkers or magazines.

Ratings & Standoff

The TCEM product line includes three different models that are approved for storage of bulk explosives of mixed hazard classifications within short distances from inhabited buildings. Through exhaustive live explosive testing, these units have been verified and approved by the Department of Defense Explosive Safety Board.

Contact NABCO  for more information on explosive capacity ratings and standoff distances.


  • Shortens Response Times. Dramatically decrease response times by keeping your explosives within closer proximity to your operational center. ATF and DDESB approved.
  • Simplified Storage.  Store materials with different hazard classifications in one magazine.  Also ideal for storing explosive evidence.
  • Reduce Theft Risk. Keeping explosives close to department’s headquarters or other stations denies potential perpetrators the opportunity to tamper with or steal explosives.
  • Large Explosive Ratings. Store multiple pre-configured EOD kits within closer proximity than traditional magazines.
  • Improves Mission Readiness. Ideal for missions that require customized explosive and breaching tools to be assembled in ready condition for “grab and go” deployment. Ideal for storing breaching tools.
  • Customizable Storage. Internal shelving can be customized to meet unique mission requirements.
  • Easy to install. Compared to traditional magazines.
  • Grab & Go. Traditional magazines require special packaging to prevent sympathetic detonations--forcing the K-9 handler to spend valuable time packing and unpacking training kits. NABCO’s Total Containment technology makes it possible to prepare and store customized kits in advance for fast retrieval and response.
  • Higher Net Explosive Weight (NEW), Lower Quantity/Distance Rating. Within a small security perimeter, just one NABCO TCEM can store as much NEW as 3 or 4 traditional K-9 magazines, saving time and money.

Proudly Manufactured in the USA

Our solutions are manufactured in the United States, but NABCO’s reach extends across more than 25 countries around the world, providing scalable solutions for a wide-range of airports, police departments and military services. 

Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for your unique needs.