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Secotron Targets

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SECOTRON TARGETS:  SMART TARGETS FOR SMART TRAINING

Secotron-targets has specialized in the manufacturing of state-of-the-art tactical practice shooting target equipment applications for small arms-, anti-vehicle, and tank weapons training. All of their tactical practice shooting targets are designed to be used in outdoor and indoor shooting ranges.

One of the greatest strengths in this new venture is the ability to deliver a complete turnkey tactical practice shooting target project in the domain of shooting ranges and other facilities for training in the use of force.

We can provide all the expertise and assistance in order to complete your project from the beginning to the end. Secotron’s tactical practice shooting targets can also offer the life cycle maintenance, the operations and training support in order to maximize the operating efficiency of your infrastructure and your training staff.

Tripwire has teamed with Secotron Targets and is the only distributor/retailer for them in North America. Please contact us for more information on these tactical practice shooting targets or a demonstration.

 

iTE410
The iTE410 is a state-of-the-art lightweight smart tactical practice shooting target mechanism that is designed for being used in indoor/outdoor shooting ranges. The iTE410 can be used for multiple applications such as Shoot houses, CQB, MOUT villages and other places were confined place is an important issue.
The iTE410 remote control shooting target works with rechargeable batteries and is operated by the wireless remote control iRC10.
With the standard brackets the iTE410 works as a turning tactical practice shooting target (180°, friend, enemy and neutral). If the other included clams and brackets are used, the tactical practice shooting target can be used as a pop-up target and as a swing-out target.
The settings of the iTE410 remote control shooting target can easily be adapted in function of the training through a USB-connection with a computer program (hit detection, sensitivity, reaction, battery status, operating mode, …)

 

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Technical data:
Dimensions: 225 x 125 x 200 mm (L x W x H)
Weight: 4 kg
Protection mode: IP 67
Power supply: NiMh 12 VDC 2850 mAh
Motor power: 8 W
Turning time (90°): less than 1 second
Turning time (180°): less than 1 second
Target size (Turning): max 550 x 900 x 5 mm (W x H x T)
Target size (Sliding): max 550 x 900 x 5 mm (W x H x T)
Target size (Pop-up): max 400 x 650 x 5 mm (W x H x T)
Target material: recommended 5 mm plywood
Color: Black (other on request)
Transmission mode: Wireless, dual communication, no FFC License required
Features: Programmable internal hit detector and hit reaction, external power supply connection, multi-mounting brackets, external triggering sensor connection, programmable address

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The iTE400 is a state-of-the-art lightweight smart target mechanism that is designed for being used in indoor/outdoor shooting ranges. The iTE400 can be used for multiple applications such as Shoot houses, CQB, Mouth villages and other places were confined place is an important issue.
The iTE400 remote control shooting target works with rechargeable batteries and is operated by the wireless remote control iRC10
With the standard brackets the iTE400 works as a turning target (180°, friend, enemy and neutral). If the other included clams and brackets are used, the target can be used as a pop-up target and as a swing-out target.
The settings of the iTE400 remote control shooting target can easily be adapted in function of the training through a USB-connection with a computer program (hit detection, sensitivity, reaction, battery status, operating mode, …)

 

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Measurement: 220 x 150 mm (H x D)
Weight: 3,2 kg
Protection mode: IP 67
Power supply: NiMh 12 VDC 4000 mAh
Motor power: 16 W
Turning time (90°): less than 1 second
Turning time (180°): less than 1 second
Target size (Turning): max 550 x 900 x 5 mm (W x H x T)
Target size (Sliding): max 550 x 900 x 5 mm (W x H x T)
Target size (Pop-up): max 400 x 650 x 5 mm (W x H x T)
Target material: recommended 5 mm plywood
Color: Black (other on request)
Transmission mode: Wireless, dual communication, no FFC License required
Features: programmable internal hit detector and hit reaction, external power supply connection, multi-mounting brackets, external triggering sensor connection, programmable address

 

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The iRC10 can control all the wireless devices such as the iTE400 and the iTE410. The iRC10 is designed for being used in indoor/outdoor shooting ranges. The wireless transmission of the iRC10 is based on the latest wireless communication technology. The iRC10 is working with rechargeable and standard non-rechargeable batteries. The iRC10 can control up to 40 tactical practice shooting target devices and 8 iCB10.
The state-of-the-art technology build in the iRC10 allows the targets to operate automatically in response to the action of the trainee or any other initiators in the training scenario.

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Measurement: 215 x 65 x 200 mm (L x W x H)
Weight: 1,01 kg
Power supply: 2 x AA batteries, NiMh 2650 mAh 3 VDC
Color: Black
Transmission mode: Wireless, dual communication, no FFC License required
Features: 4 channels, allow single control or master control target position, programmable interactive scenario

 

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The control box iCB10 can control up to 5 incoming target initiators (IR or ultra sound sensors, pressure mats, magnetic contacts, …) and 5 outgoing contacts (lights, sound, smoke generator, shooting simulator, …). The iCB10 is in wireless contact with the iRC10. The wireless transmission of the iCB10 is based on the latest wireless communication technology. The contacts to the iCB10 have to be hardwired. The iCB10 is working with rechargeable and standard non-rechargeable batteries or the power supply of the infrastructure.

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Measurement: 215 x 65 x 200 mm (L x W x H)
Weight: 860 gr
Power supply: 2 x AA batteries, NiMh 2650 mAh 3 VDC or direct power supply 12 VDC
Color: Black
Transmission mode: Wireless, dual communication, no FFC License required
Features: 5 incoming and 5 outgoing target initiators, programmable settings

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In case a hardwired USB-connection between the devices (iTargets, iRC10, iCB10, …) and the computer is not suitable, the iCPC can wireless connect all the devices with the computer. The wireless transmission of the iCPC is based on the latest wireless communication technology.
The iCPC is working with rechargeable and standard non-rechargeable batteries or the power supply of the infrastructure.

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Measurement: 215 x 65 x 200 mm (L x W x H)
Weight: 730 gr
Power supply: 2 x AA batteries, NiMh 2650 mAh 3 VDC or direct power supply 12 VDC
Color: Black
Transmission mode: Wireless, dual communication, no FFC License required

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Tripwire assists with K9 training

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Tripwire assists with K9 training; Written by Chris Cappella, The Evening Sun

The speed limit on the main road just a few hundred feet from Tripwire Operations Group near Gettysburg is 45 miles per hour.

At first glance, the tractor-trailers and cars going by might seem dangerous for the dogs running around the property. They’re not on a leash, and there’s no fence.

However, these aren’t your ordinary dogs.

These are trained K-9s used to help sniff out fumes from bombs and detonators. Joris Kerckhof, inspector at the Federal Dog Support Unit and a silent narcotic dog handler in Belgium, was on the Tripwire campus for the week to help.

“Joris has taught me things I learned in a week here that some people, it would take years and years to learn,” said Michael Loney, a Tripwire employee. “There’s always a different way. They say in the K-9 world if you don’t learn something new every day, you’re not cut for it. That’s why we have Joris here.”

Tripwire is a multi-faceted company that helps train and educate first responders and law enforcement officers around the world, said CEO Ryan Morris. The company also sells equipment and provides free firearm safety classes to the public, he said.

Morris and Kerckhof met each other a few years ago at a K-9 conference in Nashville, Morris said. The chance to host an award-winning dog handler was something his business couldn’t pass up, he said.

“Joris is an exceptional, exceptional dog handler and a good human being. Those are the kind of people we want to absorb into this company to make us better,” Morris said.

Morris and Kerckhof were also joined by David Adebimpe. Adebimpe is the owner of ScentLogix, a training packet for K-9s that gives off specific explosive scents without the danger of the explosive itself.

Keeping the dogs out of danger is important, Kerckhof said. There are times, especially early in training sessions, where the dogs might get too excited or anxious. If that were to happen in a real situation, it could result in the loss of life.

“Not only do we not want that, but it could get expensive too,” Kerckhof said.

Adebimpe is now partnering with Morris and Tripwire to use some of their resources and connections, he said.

“This is a tough business to be in; it’s like exploiting misery” Adebimpe said. “Why should I be the guy saying hooray when there’s a bomb blast because my business might get better. It’s not good.”

The week was a good “meeting of the minds”, Adebimpe said. The trio spent long days together in training sessions and were able to throw ideas around on how to improve their companies. Getting others ready for bomb situations is a necessary evil, he said.

“It’s something we don’t pray for, but it’s something we want our troops to be ready for,” he said.

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(Joris Kerckhof, a K9 training specialist from Brussels, Belgium talks with members of Tripwire Operations Group, including CEO Ryan Morris, right, on Thursday Dec. 17, 2015 at Tripwire Operations Group in Gettysburg. Kerchkhof has been spending the week with Tripwire helping train first responders in K9 operations.)

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(Ryan Morris, CEO of Tripwire Operations Group, shows a display of explosive ordinance disposal suits and equipment at Tripwire’s offices in Gettysburg on Thursday morning Dec. 17, 2015. )

 

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(Ryan Morris, CEO of Tripwire Operations Group, explains the elements of a modified AR15 at Tripwire’s offices Thursday morning Dec. 17, 2015 in Gettysburg.)

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(David Adebimpe, creator and owner of ScentLogix, a product that creates safe non-explosive odors for K9 detection programs, shows an example between a Scentlogix dynamite detection kit and real dynamite Thursday Dec. 17, 2015 at Tripwire Operations Group in Gettysburg.)

Local businesses train dogs to sniff out bombs

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Local businesses train dogs to sniff out bombs.

WHP CBS 21 Harrisburg

Updated: By: Kyle Rogers GETTYSBURG, Pa. — A dog’s nose seems to know best. The Tripwire Operations Group based outside Gettysburg in Adams County trains first responders how to handle situations involving explosive devices. However, citing a growing demand for bomb-sniffing dogs, the company is expanding its training. “We believe in the K9 to such a degree now that we’ve opened up an entire division to K9 training,” said Ryan Morris, the company’s CEO. Another company, ScentLogix based in Annapolis, Maryland, partnered with Tripwire to share a high-tech approach to training bomb-sniffing dogs. ScentLogix is able to transfer the scent of bomb-like devices into a bag which can be placed in a container. That container can be hidden for the dog to trace. “We’ve engineered the odor of real explosives and made the odor non-hazardous,” said David Adebimpe of ScentLogix. That way, the training aids can be transported anywhere unlike the real stuff, Adebimpe said. Joris Kerckhof is a K9 expert from Belgium who’s trained several animals and joined Adebimpe and Morris on Thursday afternoon. “The thing that’s bringing us together is terrorism and radicalization,” said Kerckhof, speaking about the recent terror attacks throughout the world. “We have all the same threats right now.” Kerchoff said it takes more than a year or so to properly train a dog to sniff out explosives. He said the dog is trained to believe searching for a bomb is a toy and the dog is conditioned to receive a reward for finding the explosive.

Watch the video at: http://www.local21news.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/Local-businesses-train-dogs-to-sniff-out-bombs-243248.shtml

Tripwire supports the AUSA

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Tripwire Supports the AUSA

Tripwire is a proud corporate sponsor of the Association of the United State Army.

AUSA is a private, non-profit educational organization that supports America’s Army – Active, National Guard, Reserve, Civilians, Retirees, Government Civilians, Wounded Warriors, Veterans, and family members. AUSA provides numerous Professional Development Opportunities at a variety of events both local and national.

Our Mission
AUSA represents every American Soldier by:
– Being the voice for all components of America’s Army
– Fostering public support of the Army’s role in national security
– Providing professional education and information programs

Our Vision
As the premier voice for America’s Soldiers, we are a dedicated team committed to building the best professional and representative association for the world’s best Army.

Our Values
– Excellence
– Innovation
– Professionalism
– Inclusiveness
– Integrity
– Responsiveness

– See more at: http://www.ausa.org/About/Pages/default.aspx#sthash.Vi31zYGQ.dpuf

Metrojet Flight 9268

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Metro jet Flight 9268

What explosive could have downed Metrojet Flight 9268?

CNN’s Miguel Marquez examines different types of explosives that officials believe may have been used to down Metrojet Flight 9268. Tripwire Operations Group provided the subject matter expertise as well as the live explosive range demonstration’s for this report.

How to detect explosives with an airport’s X-ray

How difficult would it be for an explosive to get through airport security in the U.S.? CNN’s Miguel Marquez reports. Tripwire Operations Group Provided the subject matter expertise as well as the live explosive range demonstration.

 

 

 

 

 

Original copies of this broadcast are located here from CNN:

http://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2015/11/10/how-to-detect-look-for-bombs-marquez-dnt-erin.cnn

http://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2015/11/09/different-bomb-types-marquez-dnt-erin.cnn

(CNN)The clues emerging so far about the final moments of Metrojet Flight 9268 don’t paint a clear picture of what happened to the doomed passenger jet.

Was a midair heat flash that a U.S. satellite detected over the Sinai Peninsula when the flight went down a sign of an explosion aboard the plane? And if that was the case, why haven’t investigators found signs of an explosive impact on the crash victims’ bodies, as Russian state media reports? Could the plane’s wreckage show that a past repair went awry?

There are a wide range of theories on what made the passenger jet plunge to the ground, killing all 224 people on board, but Russian officials say it’s too soon to speculate on the cause.

Aviation experts agree, and officials have downplayed an apparent claim by Islamic militants that they brought down the Airbus A321-200, saying technical failure is the most likely reason for the crash.

Tripwire and Southern Coast K9 Large Hide Course

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Tripwire and Southern Coast K9 Large Hide Course 

SCK9 Flyer

For more information or to register, please fill out the contact form below.

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This class is meant to give insight to the modern K9 handler on odor and understanding training aids in a way that has never been taught before. During this course students will learn about the canine olfactory; a must for understanding how your tool works, to facilitate full potential. Students will learn the benefits of proper training aid use to include: aid placement, procurement, storage, vapor pressures, and handling. Participants will review and discuss case studies involving large hides in recent domestic and international events. The adverse affects of a mass quantity detonation will be throughly explained in relation to blast pressure, the resulting damage and possible changes in operational procedures for the K9 teams. All teams will have a chance to imprint their K9 on several large hides. Training will culminate in students executing practical, real-world scenarios involving large hides. Conventional and homemade explosives will be used in this training!

$400.00 per K9 Team April 6-8, 2015 Event to be held at Southern Coast K9, 690 Meta Lane, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 Accommodations: Homewood Suites, 165 Bill France Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114 To register please visit www.tripwireops.org OR Contact Austin Moon: 1-888-330-7015 or austin@tripwireops.org

Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement Feb/March 2015 Tripwire Article

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Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement Feb/March 2015 Tripwire Article

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ELITE TRAINING

by DonalD J. Mihalek

TRIPWIRE OPERATIONS GROUP

Providing toptier products and training for EOD operators and more!

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, was the scene of the most climatic battle of the Civil War.

During this conflict, over 90,000 Union and 70,000 Confederate troops met in what would be the turning point of that great conflict. That battle saw each side receive over 23,000 casu- alties. On the third day of the battle, at around 1:00 p.m., 150 to 170 Confederate guns began an artillery bombardment of the Union lines in what was perhaps the largest of the war. In short order, 80 Union cannons answered that bombardment until 3:00 p.m. When the cannon fire subsided, 12,500 Confederate soldiers stepped from the ridgeline and advanced the three quarters of a mile to Cemetery Ridge in what is known to history as “Pickett’s Charge.” The Confederates suffered a casualty rate over 50 percent, losing over 6,000 men, many of whom were lost to Union cannon fire.

For a location revered in the annals of his- tory as the pivotal moment that changed the prospects for the war, due in large part to the amount of explosives used on the battlefield, it seems appropriate to house an explosives business there. Tripwire Operations Group is proud to call Gettysburg home.

First responders

Tripwire Operations Group is a company founded and run by first responders who are dedicated to ensuring that first responders have all the training and skills necessary to keep America safe. The staff at Tripwire believes that “the most highly trained create a safer America.”

Tripwire provides a full range of services for first responders and those tasked with protecting people. These services include a research, de velopment and evaluation division, an explosives sales and training division, K9 training and its new special effects division. If a first responder needs it, Tripwire might be able to provide it.

Firearms & more

Tripwire holds a Class 3 ATF license allowing the company to create and manufacture different variations of firearms for first responders.

Explosives and guns go hand in hand, and Group offers training in both to help first responders save lives.

Some of the unique items Tripwire has created include the Posi-Lock Chassis, fitted to the Remington 700 action, which was designed from the ground up for stability and adaptability. It weighs only 3.06 pounds and accepts the LEAP stock or any collapsible AR-15 stock. It’s also customizable with AR-15 trigger guards and grips. The body of the chassis incorporates two integral Picatinny rail sections. The one at the forward end of the chassis is intended for a bipod as well as a 3-inch-wide block for F Class bench shooters. For a hunting chassis you could attach a sling swivel. This stock also features an integrated magazine well that accepts magazines from Accuracy International and Accurate Mag. The chassis is machined to 0.03 inches of linear movement for the bolt, so the recoil lug will make a positive lock against the lug wall, and the surface has been hardcoat anodized per military specifications, making it stable and abrasion resistance.

The LEAP stock from Tripwire is made in the U.S.A. and is the one of the lightest, ergonomic, adjustable precision stocks I found on the market to date. The stock is made entirely of 6061-T6 aluminum with a military grade hard coat anodizing. At only 28 ounces overall and 70 percent of the weight at the shoulder end of the buffer tube, the LEAP stock can offer better balance for longer and heavier barrels.

Explosives

Tripwire is one of the few ATF licensed explosive materials manufacturers, importers, exporters and dealers in the country. Tripwire’s catalog includes detonators and detonating cord, shock tube, safety fuse, cast boosters, electric matches, plastic bonded explosives, dynamite, TNT, jet perforators, Watergel, Kinepak, TexPak, ANFO and explosive range materials and equipment. These materials go hand in hand with Tripwire’s extensive explosives training offerings, which include training for explosives use and handling, explosives detection, explosives breaching and K9 handler explosive detection.

Sehoy Tactical

In addition to Tripwire’s extensive train- ing facility in Gettysburg, Tripwire has part- nered with Sehoy Tactical, which offers 25,000 acres of diverse training grounds. On this training compound is a 1-mile airstrip certified for planes as large as a C-130 as well two aircraft hangars capable of housing one large and several small aircraft/UAVs. Sehoy also has a 440-acre, deep water lake capable of accommodating waterborne operations from water landings, airborne training and recovery operations to diving certifications. Sehoy has numerous large open areas suitable for small to medium scale airborne, military free-fall and pathfinder operations. Sehoy also offers accommodations for tests and evaluations on almost any scales.

Since 2005, Tripwire has provided explosives-related training and products to the Department of Defense, many federal law enforcement agencies and hundreds of state and local government agencies. Some of the company’s key clients include the U. S. Department of Defense, the ATF, the FBI, the Secret Service, the Virginia State Police and the New Jersey State Police. Combined, Tripwire has over 100 years of experience in law enforcement, fire service, emergency medical service, hazmat, SWAT/SRT, corporate security and bomb squad functions. This is why over 10,000 first responders have come to Tripwire to ensure that have what they need to best protect America. For more information, visit tripwireops.org or call 888-330-7015.

 

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Improvised Explosives & Large Hide Course, VLK

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Improvised Explosive & Large Hide Certification Course

 

Tripwire is putting on this course with our host Vohne Liche Kennels.

If you would like more information or to register for the Improvised Explosive and Large Hide Course for the Explosive Detection K-9 Team, please fill out the form below or call Austin at 804-824-6712.

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This course of instruction is designed for the advanced handler that wants to experience real life scenarios which have been replicated for a training environment.

The course is designed for the student to understand how to stop the proliferation of clandestine homemade explosive labs and events.

This training is important for the k-9 officer to be able to identify all elements of an improvised explosive lab for the purposes of court testimony and/or search warrant applications. Attendees of the course will see peroxide based improvised explosive formulations being made as well as 24 other formulations.

The opportunity to imprint your k9 on all odors will be made available. The formulations made will then be used in real training scenarios for you to see how your k9 will react.

Our staff of experienced k9 handlers/instructors and bomb technicians have the operational experience to give you the training needed in this day and age.

All attendees will be able to train in a post blast environment during one of the scenario based events. There is no replacement for this real life training that will prepare you and your department to handle improvised explosive material calls.

Improvised Explosives & Large Hide Course, Ventosa

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Improvised Explosive and Large Hide Course

Tripwire is putting on this course with our host Ventosa Kennels.

If you would like more information or to register for the Improvised Explosive and Large Hide Course for the Explosive Detection K-9 Team, please fill out the form below or call Austin at 804-824-6712.

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This course of instruction is designed for the advanced handler that wants to experience real life scenarios which have been replicated for a training environment.

The course is designed for the student to understand how to stop the proliferation of clandestine homemade explosive labs and events.

This training is important for the k-9 officer to be able to identify all elements of an improvised explosive lab for the purposes of court testimony and/or search warrant applications. Attendees of the course will see peroxide based improvised explosive formulations being made as well as 24 other formulations.

The opportunity to imprint your k9 on all odors will be made available. The formulations made will then be used in real training scenarios for you to see how your k9 will react.

Our staff of experienced k9 handlers/instructors and bomb technicians have the operational experience to give you the training needed in this day and age.

All attendees will be able to train in a post blast environment during one of the scenario based events. There is no replacement for this real life training that will prepare you and your department to handle improvised explosive material calls.

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