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Personal Protection K9

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SOMETIMES IT IS PERSONAL!

OUR CLIENTS ARE OFTEN MILITARY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, HOWEVER, WE ALSO OFFER SOMETHING FOR THE CIVILIAN MARKET…PROTECTION.

TOP OF THE LINE, HIGH PERFORMANCE, AWARD WINNING PERSONAL PROTECTION DOGS FOR FAMILIES, BUSINESS EXECUTIVES , CELEBRITIES, ETC.

OUR PUPPIES ARE BRED FROM A HAND-SELECTED, CHAMPIONSHIP BLOODLINE THAT ORIGINATED IN BELGIUM AND HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO THE UNTIED STATES EXCLUSIVELY BY TRIPWIRE’S HOUSE OF HIGH ORDER KENNELS.

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Inside look at anti terror training facility

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Inside look at anti terror training facility

 

Erin Burnett Out Front | Source: CNN Added on 7:35 PM ET, Thu March 24, 2016 CNN’s Nick Valencia reports on police efforts to see how terrorists make their deadly bombs with ordinary household products.

http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2016/03/24/explosive-training-terror-attack-valencia-pkg-erin.cnn.html

Belgium officer among those training locally

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Belgium officer among those training locally

CBS46 News

ATLANTA (CBS46) –

An elite group of police personnel trained for the fight against ISIS Tuesday in rural Alabama. CBS46 got an exclusive look at the training, run by the group Tripwire Operations.

“It isn’t, ‘If it’s going to happen,’ it’s ‘When it’s going to happen’ that’s the bottom line,” CEO Ryan Morris said. “We’re doing out of the box thinking.”

Morris used one pound of homemade explosives to detonate a vehicle. The lesson being taught was how to recognize and prevent explosives, similar to those seen Tuesday in the attacks in Brussels, Belgium. Morris and his team teach officers from around the world.

“Ultimately explosives are the same around the world,” he said. “The threat is there, it’s very real.”

Among the officers on hand for Tuesday’s training, a Belgium security official working alongside Morris’ team.

“What happened today, I was expecting this,” Joris Kerckof said of Tuesday’s terror attacks in his home country of Brussels.

Joris said the lessons being taught by Morris and his team are unique and critical to the fight against ISIS.

For more information: www.tripwireops.org

Sniffing out terrorism from Central PA
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Sniffing out terrorism from Central PA

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Sniffing out terrorism from Central PA

POSTED 10:05 PM, MARCH 10, 2016, BY AMY LUTZ, UPDATED AT 05:01AM, MARCH 11, 2016

A dog’s nose may just be one of the best weapons against terrorism, and a company that specializes in explosives training all across the country, is based right here in Central PA.

“I think people are forgetting 9-11, and that it can happen here,” says Ryan Morris.

“If you have a drug dog that misses a joint, somebody is gonna get high, but if these guys miss a bomb, that could be somebody dying.”The veteran police officer of 20 years and former Department of Homeland Security Employee, says that’s why he created Tripwire Operations Group in Mount Joy Township, Adams County.

“Look at what’s going on in the world today. It’s not if it’s gonna happen, it’s when it’s gonna happen, so the best defense is to train our first responders and our military personnel to such a level that they are able to adequately protect and keep their jurisdiction safe.”

Tripwire is responsible for a large amount of explosives throughout the United States, from the Department of State to the TSA. However, they don’t just provide the explosives. Since 2005, they have provided in-classroom explosives-related training to hundreds of state and local government agencies, as well as the Department of Defense, ATF, and the FBI. This now includes offering K9 officers and training for them and their partners.

Lieutenant David Goddfrey with the York County Sheriff’s Office says that the training they receive from Tripwire is invaluable. “If you have a drug dog that misses a joint, somebody is gonna get high, but if these guys miss a bomb, that could be somebody dying,” he said.

He says that last year, he and his partner Captain Dargo responded to more than 50 calls and it seems to be increasing every year. The problem, he says, is that having a K9 officer is a very expensive and time-consuming process.

Morris isn’t letting that stop him from doing everything he can to prepare first responders all over the country for the worst. “The best feeling is when we get calls from overseas to tell us, hey- the training we received from you just saved someone’s life…so that’s the best feeling,” he said.

Joris Kerckhof

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Joris Bio

Mr. Kerckhof has been deeply involved within the international K9 community for nearly 20 years. Prior to joining the Tripwire roster, Joris served with multiple elite units in Belgium. Mr. Kerckhof began his professional career in the Belgian Army, where we graduated from the Royal School for Non-Commissioned Officers (2KSOO) and went on to become a Special Operator. As an Operator, Mr. Kerckhof was highly proficient in Urban Combat, Reconnaissance, Airborne Operations, Marksmanship, Hostile Environment Protection and K9 Operations. Following his military service, Mr. Kerckhof attended the Belgian Institute for Security and served as part of a Protection Unit that trained State Diplomatic Services and Protective Details in detection sweeps for high profile VIPs, government officials and foreign dignitaries. Also, Mr. Kerckhof provided close protection services and advanced operative training to various agencies. After his time with the Protection Unit, Mr. Kerckhof attended the Brussels Police Academy. His first assignment was as a Dog Handler with the Federal Police, then the Federal Police Subway Unit (K9 Patrol and Anti-Gang), and most recently the Federal Police Dog Support Unit (Protective Services, Explosive and Narcotic Detection). During his time with these units, Mr. Kerckhof provided K9 support to government agencies; supervised multiple dog teams; trained law enforcement K9 teams in activities such as security checks, traffic stops, personnel & ammunition escorts, and access issues; trained all newly assigned K9s to Patrol/Anti-Gang Units for national standards and certifications, crowd control, and unconventional environment exposure (marine vessels, helicopters, oil refineries, etc.); specialized in K9 building entrance/sweep; trained K9 teams to work in close proximity with one another during tactical formations and show of force exhibitions. (4 teams, 8 teams, etc.); planned, coordinated, and performed training activities and scenarios. Make arrangements to attend one of our upcoming training events and learn from the best Bomb Technicians and K9 Experts the industry has to offer!

Tactical Team Building Executive Retreat

Tactical Team Building Executive Retreat

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Tactical Team Building Executive Retreat

Tactical Team Building Executive Retreat

Tactical Team Building Executive Retreat

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Whether you are:

A former team member who has progressed through the ranks and now find yourself sitting behind a desk reminiscing the good old days.

OR

A professional, corporate executive who is looking for a dynamic opportunity to boost morale, promote teamwork, or just release some stress.

This 3 day retreat is guaranteed to get your blood flowing!

Activities:

Basic explosive and firearm safety, Use Real Explosive to blow up stuff on our demolition range, Shoot custom, tactical weapons, Blackout, Night Vision shooting, Run an obstacle course wearing a real bomb suit, Wear a protective bite suit and attempt to outrun a Police K9, Defend against a knife wielding attacker…much more…

Price is $2000 per participant, discounts for groups of 10 or more.

Check out our training schedule by clicking here.

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 target equipment applications for small arms-, anti-vehicle, and tank weapons training. All of their 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 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-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 or a demonstration.

 

iTE410
The iTE410 is a state-of-the-art lightweight smart 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 is working with rechargeable batteries and is operated by the wireless remote control iRC10.
With the standard brackets the iTE410 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 iTE410 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 is working 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 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 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

Improvised Explosives

Improvised Explosive Formulation Courses

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HME First Responder

To Register for a class or for more information please fill out the form below:

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Improvised Explosive Formulations BASIC Awareness & Operational Level Courses

Improvised explosives: BASIC awareness (1-day) The most common weapon being utilized by criminals and terrorists throughout the world is improvided explosive devices (IEDs) that contain improvised (homemade) explosives. As a first responder, you are increasingly more likey to encounter this type of hazard while responding to an emergency than most. This course will provide you with the basic information required to keep yourself and your teammates safe. During this 1-day course, students will learn to identify basic improvised explosives, identify chemical precursors and equipment used in the illicit manufacture of improvised explosives, the hazards associated with each precursor, how-to or how-not-to handle items, and safety precautions to be taken. Our staff consists of current and former Bomb/EOD Technicians who have the operational experience necessary to provide this training. There is no alternative for this training. As a first responder you are in the business of saving lives, and this course will further your ability to do so. IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVES: OPERATIONAL KNOWLEDGE (2-DAY) This course is designed for the operational first responder…the first there. In addtion to the information provided in the basic awareness course, listed above, students will be safely exposed to real improvised explosive formulations, including several peroxide based mixtures such was TATP, which was used in the recent Paris attacks. Students will witness, first-hand, the sensitivity and destructive power of improvised explosives, how to safely operate (if necessary) while improvised mixtures are present, methods of desenitization, as well as a live range demostration. There is no alternative for this real-world based training. If you want to be operating at your optimal level and be ready to deal with the threat of improvised explosives and improvised explosive labs, you need to attend this course! Improvised Explosive Formulation Courses

Cost: Basic Awareness: $100.00

Operational (Advanced) Knowledge: $300.00

WHEN: Weekly (Basic: Tuesday) (Advanced: Tuesday/Wednesday)

Where: 1685 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Register by e-mail or phone: rjm@tripwireops.org • 717-648-2792

 

 

For more information on the K-9 Version of this class please click here.

Improvised Explosives

HME and Large Hide Course- Daytona, Florida

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HME Large Hide Course

To register please fill out the form below:

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(HME and Large Hide Course- Daytona, Florida)

Improvised Explosive Formulations Throughout the duration of this course, students will be exposed to peroxide-based improvised explosives formulations along with 12 other types of formulations. The handler will have the opportunity to imprint their K9 on all the formulations created during the course. Following imprinting, the formulations will be utilized in practical exercises, including a post-blast environment. Our staff consists of current and former Bomb/EOD Technicians and K9 handlers/trainers that have the operational experience necessary to provide this advanced training. There is no alternative for this real-world based training. If you want to be operating at your optimal level and be ready to deal with the threat of improvised explosives and improvised explosive labs, you need to attend this course! Large Hide This course is designed to provide the K9 handler with information regarding odor and training aids that have never been taught before. Students will gain extensive knowledge about the K9 Olfactory System, enabling the handler to fully understand how their dog works, unleashing their full potential. Additionally, students will learn all aspects of training aids, to include: placement, procurement, storage, vapor pressure and safe handling. Recent international and domestic case studies involving large hides and mass quantities will be covered and students will understand various factors, i.e. blast pressure and damage assessment, resulting from these events. Each team will have the opportunity to imprint their K9 on several types of large hides including conventional and improvised explosives.

Cost: $400.00 per team

WHEN: Tuesday, MARCH 15 to thursday, March 18, 2016

Where: 690 Meta Lane, New Smyrna Beach, Florida 32168

 

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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BlastersApp

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CLICK HERE FOR THE BLASTERS APP MAIN PAGE

TELL THEM TRIPWIRE SENT YOU!!

Blaster’s App is an all-in-one tool for professional explosives engineers. The app contains the calculators and tools a master blaster needs to be fast and productive on the job. Save time, gain accuracy and get the job done in minutes instead of hours!

Custom Calculators
Each calculator uses the app’s custom keypad to make data entry quick and easy. Common blasting calculations are done in seconds without second guessing your accuracy. Save your calculation to a current project or review past results from the LOAD screen. Tap the ? within any Blaster’s App calculator for more information about each calculator’s equations and functionality. Choose US/Imperial or Metric units.
Buy It Now!
Calculators include:
• Ground Vibration Prediction
• Airblast Prediction
• Powder Factor
• Explosives Per Borehole
• Rock Per Borehole
• Scaled Distance
• Borehole Angle Drift Tools include:
• Borehole Layout
• Links to Online Blasting Resources
• GPS
• Compass
• Level
• Timer
Borehole Layout
The “Borehole Lay out” system makes the tedious task of laying out a job’s boreholes as easy as dragging your finger to connect the holes and assign your custom delays. It allows blasters to lay out their hole design and timing in seconds rather than hours. Share your layout with your team or print it by exporting it from the app. Exported layouts can then be imported on another device running Blaster’s App or printed out to share with your team or inspectors. It’s that easy.

Store Projects
Blaster’s App contains a project system that allows for the storage of all calculations and layouts associated to any job. Set GPS coordinates for your projects and the app will automatically look them up when you arrive on site and use that location’s project by default.

Explosive Ordnance Recognition Course

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5 Day EOR

 

This course is currently instructed in Gettysburg, PA at Tripwire Operations Group and at Sehoy Tactical in Hurtsboro, AL. Contact us below for more information.

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Tripwire Operations Group in conjunction with MREL has developed a 5 day Explosive Ordnance Course. This course provides the participant with the comprehensive knowledge to rapidly recognize and accurately identify unexploded military ordnance, as well as, the understanding of basic ordnance functioning and terminology.

 

Land Service Ammunition:

*Fuzes and Functioning

*Projectiles

*Submunitions

*Mortars

*Grenades

*Booby Traps

 

Air Delivered Weapons:

*Bombs

*Incendiary and Pyrotechnic

*Dispensers and Payloads

*Free Flight Rockets

*Guided Weapons

 

IED Subscription Plan

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IED Subscription ProgramFor more information please contact us below:

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So much more than just a training aid, our custom K9 training aids are visually and x-ray correct. They also contain our exclusive “scent cavity” in which live explosive material or pseudo scent may be placed. Combining all these factors into a single training aid provides the K9 with a complete sight-picture for maximum training effectiveness.

Contact us for our IED subscription plan!

 

 

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.

Tripwire Odor Recognition Test (ORT) Kit

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Tripwire Operations Group is proud to introduce the all new Tripwire Odor Recognition Test (ORT) Kit. Tripwire has created and patented a K-9 explosive kit specially designed for the National Odor Recognition Test. The kit consists of 144 vials, each individually marked, which contain 90 grams of explosive material thereby enabling the trainer/handler to use 1 vial of pre-measured explosives per test. 9 complete tests may be conducted with one kit.

The kit also contains 16 “Expended” glass jars for any and all used/contaminated explosives providing the trainer with the ability to control and account for all explosive materials.

The Odor Recognition Kits are carefully filled and measured in Tripwire Operations Group state of the art Research, Development, Testing and Evaluation lab to eliminate the possibility of cross contamination.

Price: $2995.

New Kit 1

 

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2014 “Beast of the Battlefield” Police and Military K9 Trials- CANCELLED

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CANCELLED EFFECTIVE JULY 5, 2014 

 

BEAST OF THE BATTLEFIELD

K9 COMPETITION

 

Location:

 

 Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

 

Time:

 

Check-In starts at 0800 hrs and the course opens at 0900 hrs.

 

Event Sponsors:

 

 Tripwire Operations Group, ScentLogix, Stapleton Group, Southern Coast K9, Gettysburg Park Service, and Adams County Sheriff’s Office.

Course:

  • Narcotic or Explosive Find: K9 must alert to the proper location of the hidden item in buildings, vehicles, open area, and luggage.
  • Narcotic or Explosive Large Hide: K9 must alert or K9 team has to call alert to the location of the hidden item.
  • Narcotic or Explosive Scenario: K9 must locate the hidden item after a scenario-based briefing.
  • Narcotic or Explosive Timed Event: K9 team must locate all items, for time.
  • Controlled Aggression: When instructed by an official, handler shall have their K9 apprehend a decoy that is wearing protective equipment.
  • Area Search: Decoy hiding in a wooded area or structure and must be found by the K9 team with a physical apprehension of the decoy that is wearing protective equipment.
  • Building Search: K9 team shall find a hidden suspect inside of a structure, for time
  • Tracking Scenario: Optional (Details TBD)
  • Obstacle Course: K9 team shall navigate a variety of real-world based obstacles.

 

Registration fee is $300.00, which includes a “Beast of the Battlefield” T-shirt and lunch. Awards will be given in various areas, including an overall winner: “Beast of the Battlefield”!

Deadline for registration is August 31, 2014.

Registration is limited to the first 75 teams.

If you have questions regarding competition information, lodging, activities or registration, contact us at explosive@tripwireops.org OR click this link for the complete registration form.

 

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