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ATR 202 Threat: Explosive Devices

Presented By: Craig S. Gundry, CPS, CHS-III

Presentation Time: 3 Hours 3 Minutes

Restriction Level: 2 (Verified Security & Law Enforcement)
 
ATR 202, "Threat: Explosive Devices", is a detailed examination of what bombs are, the destructive capability of explosives, and the unique methods used by terrorists in executing explosive attacks. This lesson is specifically designed to provide security and law enforcement professionals with a thorough understanding of terrorist methodology and the risks associated with explosive devices.
 
 
Outline
 
Introduction
Types of Explosive Devices
Characteristics of Chemical Explosions
High vs Low Explosives
Sensitivity of Explosives
Initiation
    Blasting Caps
    Detonating Cord
    Boosters
    The Firing Train
Common Explosives Used By Terrorists
    Commercial Explosives
    Military Explosives
    Improvised Explosives
    Conventional Ordnance
    Gas Enhanced IEDs
Activation
    Time Delay
    Anti-Disturbance
    Environmental Change
    Command Detonation
    Unique Terrorist Modus Operandi
Device Concealment
Damage Potential
    Types of Destructive Forces
    Estimating Charge Size
    Overpressure Range
Explosive Employment Scenarios: Land Facilities
    Hand Delivered IEDs
        Covert
        Overt
        Deceptive
        Naive
    Vehicle Borne IEDs
        Covert
        Overt
        Deceptive
        Na´ve
        Proxy
    Projected Charge Attacks
        Direct Fire
        Indirect Fire
Explosive Employment Scenarios: Piers & Watercraft
    Limpet Mine Attacks
    Submerged Proximity Charges
    Surface Vessel Borne IEDs