Counter-Suicide Bomber Operations and Planning Training Seminar (C-IEDs & Suicide Bom)

Venue: TBD

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Sep 27, 2010 End Date/Time: Sep 28, 2010
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To introduce counter-terrorism operators and commanders to a range of overt and covert skills required to defeat suicide bombers in both permissive and hostile environments.

The suicide IED is one of the most dangerous and effective weapon systems facing civilized societies today. Suicide IEDs have become the terrorists’ preferred weapon of choice. They are inexpensive, relatively easy to produce, difficult to counter and have a palpable risk/reward ratio for the terrorist. As seen in contemporary conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, IED attacks can also have a destabilizing and destructive effect on deployed forces engaged in coalition stability operations and nation-building efforts. Crucially, they present a significant threat to bomb squads and CT planners both in the homeland and on deployed operations. In particular, the threat from suicide bombers presents a significant challenge in terms of tactics, techniques and procedures, as well as wider policy and equipment procurement issues.

The MKDS Training two day Counter-Suicide Bomber Operations and Planning seminar introduces delegates to a number of scenarios in the form of case studies - as well as outlining the tactics, techniques and procedures necessary to assist operators/planners in the defeat of suicide bombers in both permissive and hostile environments.

Course Outline:

Day One
-Introduction to the Psychology of Suicide Terrorism
-Counter-Suicide Bomber Concept of Operations
-Considerations for the formulation of counter-suicide bomber policy and doctrine.
-Introduction to explosives and components used in suicide IEDs.
-Global Terrorist TTP’s: Vehicle-borne Suicide IED attacks.
-Global Terrorist TTP’s: Person-borne suicide IED attacks.
-Global Terrorist TTP’s: Maritime Suicide IED attacks.
-Pre-attack indicators associated with suicide terrorism.
-Suicide bomber behavioural pattern indicators (BPI’s)
-Legal Issues regarding the Use of Deadly Force and Racial Profiling
-Pre-Attack Countermeasures, Issues and Responses
-Suicide IED Effects: Introduction to Air Blast and Post-Blast Pathology
-Countering the suicide bomber threat at the strategic level
-Countering the suicide bomber threat at the operational level: Attacking the network.
-Emerging Counter-suicide bomber technologies.
-Threat assessment and management: Risk reduction measures for suicide-bomber interdiction operations.
-Counter-Suicide Bomber Command and Control – issues and constraints.
-Case Studies

Day Two
-Countering the suicide bomber threat at the tactical level (predictive and responsive operations).

-Counter Suicide Bomber operations in buildings
-Counter Suicide Bomber operations in ships (underway and at anchor)
-Counter Suicide Bomber operations in offshore energy Installations
-Counter Suicide Bomber operations in trains and the underground (tube / ubway)
-Counter Suicide Bomber operations on aircraft
-Counter Suicide Bomber operations on buses and large vehicles
-Counter Suicide Bomber operations against terrorists in cars
-Counter Suicide Bomber operations against terrorists on foot
-Stealthy device neutralisation - Introduction to Clandestine Counter-Suicide Bomber Operations

-Case Study: Clandestine Counter-Suicide Bomber Operations – Operation revice
-The use of subterfuge in dynamic interdiction operations
-Introduction to special weapons and equipment used in Counter-Suicide Bomber Operations
-Counter-measures deployment and considerations
-Case Study: Terrorist use of suicide devices during hostage barricade terrorism incidents

Qualifications Achieved:
On completion of this seminar, successful delegates will be awarded a certificate and may also be eligible for associate membership of the Institute of Explosives Engineers.

Terminal Learning Objective:
At the conclusion of this course, delegates will be able to offer advice on all necessary planning considerations required for the successful defeat of suicide bombers across the full spectrum of operations.


Additional Information

Your expert trainer Major (Ret.) Chris Hunter MKDS Training and Threat Mitigation Chief Trainer and Senior Adviser QGM (author and former British Armed Forces – Ammunition Technical Officer) Is a highly experienced former British Army Ammunition Technical Officer and counter-terrorism specialist who have served in a variety of operational Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (IEDD) appointments and who has seen active service in a number of high threat theatres including Iraq, Afghanistan, Colombia and Northern Ireland. During much of his 17 year EOD career he specialised in overt and covert ‘Assault IEDD' operations in support of specialist Police and military counter terrorism Units. He was involved in the planning and execution of a number of anti-terrorist arrest operations around the world and was the architect of the British military EOD response to a suicide bomb attack on the UK mainland. Later, he played an instrumental role during the July 2005 London bombings when he was seconded to the British Government’s COBR-A as one of the country’s leading suicide terrorism subject matter experts. In addition to his vast operational experience, he has designed numerous Counter-IED related training seminars, courses and exercises. He is highly experienced and qualified in all aspects of weapons, intelligence and EOD including specialist manual techniques; CBRN device neutralisation; High threat IEDD operations; Assault IEDD; Explosive breaching and demolition as well as conventional munitions disposal. He retired from the MOD in 2007 as the MOD’s senior worldwide IED intelligence analyst to become a counter-terrorism and explosives consultant and was awarded the Queens Gallantry Medal in 2005 for his actions in Iraq the previous year; he has written a best-selling memoir and presented numerous papers on countering IEDs; he is also a Fellow of the Institute of Explosives Engineers, a former chairman of its technical committee and a Member of the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators. Headquartered in Montreal Canada, MKDS Training & Threat Mitigation currently assists both domestic and international clients with a wide range of defence solutions. We deliver high level training courses and Counter-Terrorism equipment to provide our clients the necessary tools to counter future challenges. Qualification and Security This Training Seminar is only available to verifiable personnel with a provable requirement. Your qualification to attend is entirely at the organiser’s discretion and will only be confirmed through our vetting system. We require two confirmed proofs of identity. * Courses can also be delivered as an in-house solution tailored to your unique requirements, including pre-course and on-site assessment.