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Our freedom is best protected by ensuring that others are free. A prime example of A-T Solutions’ dedication to the counterterrorism cause is our strong commitment to the global community. We’ve helped international partners build capabilities and strengthen resources in more than 40 countries. A-T Solutions provides technology, training, and mission support solutions to foreign governments, non-governmental organizations, and commercial entities to counter terrorism. We enable international partners to deal effectively with the full spectrum of security challenges within their borders; across regions; and in ports, waterways, and international waters. A-T Solutions maintains a network of global relationships in support of the U.S. Department of State and international allied governments. We deliver courses around the world in support of the Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program (AAP) to strengthen cooperating nations’ infrastructure. A-T Solutions, partnered with Alford Technologies, created an international counterterrorism company, ATOM, to rapidly respond to the needs of our global customers. This UK-based company’s mobile training teams deliver training and services worldwide.

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How Our Training Catalog Is Organized Homeland Security Courses and Workshops A-TS 101 Basic IED Awareness Workshop A-TS 101/1 Specialist User IED Awareness Course A-TS 102 Basic IED Search Procedures Workshop A-TS 102/1 Specialist IED Search Training Course A-TS 201 Bomb Threat Management Workshop A-TS 202 Security Risks and Vulnerability Assessments Workshop Bomb Technician/EOD/SWAT Courses and Workshops A-TS 400 Advanced Threat Assessment and Response Course A-TS 401 IED/WMD Electronics (Levels 1 – ­ 3) Course A-TS 402 Bomb Squad/SWAT Interoperability Course A-TS 403 Counter Suspect Vehicles Course A-TS 404 Bomb Squad/HAZMAT Interoperability Course A-TS 406 Dynamic Entry Training Course A-TS 407 Specialized Explosive Techniques Workshop A-TS 408 Hand Entry Course A-TS 409 Custom Designed C-IED Training Course Maritime Courses A-TS 501 Maritime Interdiction Course A-TS 502 Underwater Hazardous Devices Search Course A-TS 503 Remotely Operated Vehicle Underwater Hazardous Device Search Course Exercise Planning and Implementation Workshop A-TS 600 Emergency Planning and Response Exercise Workshop

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How This Catalog Is Organized
TThis catalog groups courses according to prerequisite skill sets and knowledge base. When evaluating our courses, it is important to note that we can tailor a topic to address specific organizational requirements. We offer customized courses because we recognize that standard courses do not fit all needs. Homeland Security Courses and Workshops These courses enhance customers’ ability to prevent, protect against, respond to, and mitigate terrorist or criminal threats. Participants in these courses can be public and or private sector professionals. Through education and outreach, we work with communities to help them forge partnerships across agencies and disciplines to accomplish preparedness goals. Bomb Technician/EOD/SWAT Courses and Workshops Given changing and emerging terrorist threats, it is critical for bomb squads to maintain and enhance operational capabilities. A-T Solutions offers highly specialized training designed specifically for law enforcement bomb squads and military EOD units with special missions. Our courses follow a phased approach to ensure that enhanced capabilities are added in a logical sequence without duplication. Courses can be tailored to match operating requirements and limitations. We can also produce completely customized courses on the basis of customer needs and requirements. Maritime Security Courses These courses provide maritime security training to maritime responders such as Public Safety Divers, SWAT teams, port security personnel, and marine boat crews. Exercise Planning and Implementation Workshop Exercise development and implementation covers a broad spectrum of prevention, readiness, mitigation, and if required, recovery elements. Scenario-based exercises range in scope from a halfday tabletop discussion to a complete pre-deployment-to-post recovery event. Tabletop exercises provide effective pre-incident planning, and incident exercises (generally 1 to 3 day events) are designed to accurately evaluate an organization’s operational readiness. Required Resources All courses require a venue that accommodates the expected number of participants. Classroom facilities within the venue must have a LCD projector with sound system, screen, and whiteboard to support audiovisual presentation. Selected courses require additional resources, which are specified in individual course descriptions. Some courses can be taught at the A-TS Fredericksburg, VA, classroom or your location. Others, because of their content and logistical requirements for practical exercises, can only be taught at the hosting unit location, as specified in individual course descriptions. Equipment/Materials Provided A-TS provides takeaway student guides, course outlines, and inert training aids necessary for successful completion of training. Individual course descriptions list any materials provided in addition to these.

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Homeland Security Courses and Workshops
A-TS 101: Basic IED Awareness Workshop
Course Objectives Upon completion of this course, participants will have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to: • Increase situational awareness of the threats presented by IEDs by enabling participants to identify basic IED composition, including how they function and terrorist target selection methods • Recognize key terrorist groups, including their goals, objectives, and ideologies Course Description This 8-hour training course helps participants develop a dynamic security awareness program that incorporates personal protection, surveillance detection, and countermeasures that can be used at work and home to mitigate the threat from crime, extremism, and terrorism. The student will learn techniques for conducting a personal security risk and vulnerability assessment; current threats and techniques used by criminals, extremists, and terrorists to threaten individuals at work and home; and community interaction and government services. Course Content • • • • Module 1: Introduction to Security Awareness Module 2: Determining Threats and Vulnerabilities Module 3: Surveillance Detection Module 4: Countermeasures and Security Techniques

Maximum Class Size (Location Dependent) 250 Course Duration 1 day (8 hours) Participants Private sector executives, managers, security managers, and security personnel Location • Hosting unit • A-T Solutions classroom, Fredericksburg, VA

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A-TS 101/1: Specialist User Improvised Explosive Device Awareness
Course Objectives Upon completion of this course, participants will have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to: • Determine the IED threat associated with emergency response • Determine protective and mitigation actions needed to protect response team and populace • Conduct systematic searches of the site Course Description This course provides bomb squads and SWAT personnel with the skills necessary to assess the IED threat during emergency responses. The IED electronics module provides hands-on instruction in component recognition, IED circuit building, and trigger types used in IEDs. The explosive module teaches military, commercial, and homemade explosives effects and safety precautions. The course culminates in the practical application of knowledge in search scenarios. We provide a 3-day version of this course to National Guard Civil Support teams; however, we can customize the content and duration of the course to customers’ needs. The course’s modular structure allows customers to select training that best fits their needs. Duration of the Specialist IED Awareness course ranges from 4 hours to 5 days depending on modules selected and amount of practical application desired Course Content • • • • • • Module 1: IED Trends and Trends in Terrorism Module 2: Explosives Effects Module 3: Threat Assessment Module 4: IED Components and Circuitry Module 5: Search Techniques Module 6: Search Scenarios

Resources Requirements A range suitable for general disruptors Maximum Class Size (Location Dependent) 15 operators working as three teams, one instructor per five students Course Duration 4 hours to 5 days (4 to 40 hours) Participants Bomb technicians or SWAT team members Location Hosting unit

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Homeland Security Courses and Workshops
A-TS 102: Basic IED Search Procedures Workshop
Course Objectives Upon completion of this course, participants will have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to: • Receive, assess, and react properly to a bomb threat delivered by any method • Plan for and execute an evacuation necessitated by a bomb threat • Form, train, and equip IED search teams • Satisfactorily execute a search for an IED/suspicious item three areas: building interior, building exterior/open area, and vehicle interior/exterior Course Description Because increased IED awareness is critical to security planning, this workshop focuses on preventative measures and planning protocols in response to IED threats. Instruction includes specific search techniques that reduce vulnerability and mitigate the risk of terrorist IED attacks. The workshop culminates in practical scenario-driven exercises in which participants work as a team and apply skills necessary to implement a plan to prevent and detect, protect against, and respond to terrorist use of explosives in the United States. Course Content • • • • Module 1: Introduction to Workshop and Explosives Module 2: IED Threats and Explosive Effects Module 3: IED Search Procedures Module 4: Workshop Summary and Critique

Resources Requirements Three separate areas to conduct search exercises (interior, exterior/open area, and vehicle). These areas should be out of the way and take the current security posture of the facility into account. Maximum Class Size (Location Dependent) 30 Course Duration 6.5 hours Participants Security professionals and emergency services personnel Location • Hosting unit • A-T Solutions classroom, Fredericksburg, VA

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Homeland Security Courses and Workshops
A-TS 102/1: Specialist IED Search Training
Course Objectives Upon completion of this course, participants will have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to: • Perform adequate IED practical search techniques • Define sufficient IED reporting and evacuation protocols • Modify existing bomb search and evacuation procedures as desired/required Course Description Through classroom instruction and hands-on exercises, this course introduces students to IEDs and IED threats as they relate to developing a proactive IED search program. Participants learn about IED components and effects by using realistic IED training aids. A series of instructor-led scenarios supply realism to practical exercises in which participants form search teams and perform area, vehicle, and personnel searches using techniques learned during classroom instruction. The duration of course can be modified to meet client requirements. Course Content • • • • • Module 1: IED Recognition, Components, and Effects Module 2: IED Trends and Threats Module 3: IED Search Techniques (Interior, Exterior, Vehicle, and Personnel) Module 4: Countermeasures and Security Techniques Module 5: Organizational Protocols (Norms and Best Practices)

Minimum/Maximum Class Size (Location Dependent) 18 to 40 Course Duration 1 to 5 day(s) (8 to 40 hours) Participants Law enforcement or professional security specialists Location • Hosting unit • A-T Solutions classroom, Fredericksburg, VA

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Homeland Security Courses and Workshops
A-TS 201: Bomb Threat Management Workshop
Course Objectives Upon completion of this course, participants will have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to: • Categorize IED types by function and characteristics • Recognize hazards associated with IED types by function • Be familiar with safety precautions to reduce explosive effects of an IED • Relate the concept and procedures of “Am I Safe and Is Everyone Else Safe” • Explain threat assessment procedures for IED threats • Identify key information pertaining to bomb threats • Recognize potential search situations relating to IEDs • Develop immediate actions during search/discovery of an IED • Understand explosive incident safety and evacuation considerations Course Description A bomb threat is an effective means to disrupt business. Consequently, IED attacks remain the primary tactic for bombers, terrorists, and criminal extortionists seeking relatively uncomplicated, inexpensive means for inflicting mass casualties and maximum damage to critical infrastructure and economies. Through instruction in IED awareness, threat assessment, explosive incident detection, and bombing prevention, participants learn specific bomb threat management safety strategies to reduce risks and save lives. This discussion-based course is an ideal forum for participants to gain skills that will help them develop more robust emergency management plans that include appropriate safety precautions and protective measures when security is threatened. Course Content • Module 1: Course Overview • Module 2: IED Awareness • Module 3: Threat Assessment Maximum Class Size (Location Dependent) 100 Course Duration .5 days (4 hours) Participants Private sector executives, managers, security managers, and security personnel Location • Hosting unit • A-T Solutions classroom, Fredericksburg, VA

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Homeland Security Courses and Workshops
A-TS 202: Security Risks and Vulnerability Assessments Workshop
Course Objectives Upon completion of this course, participants will have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to: • Identify critical assets and the impact of their loss • Identify what protects and supports the critical assets • Identify and characterize the threat • Identify and analyze vulnerabilities • Assess risk and determine priorities for asset protection • Identify mitigation options, costs, and trade-offs Course Description This 8-hour course provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully develop or improve a security program and begins with a needs analysis. Participants learn techniques for conducting a security risk and vulnerability assessment, addressing critical issues that a facility faces, including current threats and techniques used by criminals, extremists, and terrorists, as well as how to develop plans for community interaction and adherence to government regulations. The course teaches participants to process a risk and vulnerability assessment, using a systems approach, into a comprehensive security plan. Course Content • • • • Module 1: Introduction to Security Risk Assessment Module 2: Determining Assets, Threats, and Vulnerabilities Module 3: Systems Approach Module 4: Tabletop Assessment Exercise

Maximum Class Size (Location Dependent) 18 to 40 Course Duration 1 day (8 hours) Participant Private sector executives, managers, security managers, and security personnel Location • Hosting Unit • A-T Solutions classroom, Fredericksburg, VA

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Bomb Technician/EOD/SWAT Courses
A-TS 400: Advanced Threat Assessment and Response Course
Course Objectives Upon completion of this course, participants will have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to: • Analyze available information and produce an accurate threat assessment • Operate in a safe and effective manner • Effectively manage an IED incident response Course Description This grant-eligible course builds on competencies gained by bomb technicians and military EOD operators at Hazardous Devices School (HDS). Students learn to think critically and react discriminatingly to provide a professional render safe response with minimum public impact. They learn and practice skills to improve team safety, professionalism, planning and task management skills. Participants set up an incident control point (ICP) from which to plan and manage an effective render safe by developing a detailed threat assessment, and plan and execute a professional response. All training scenarios are set in the U.S. to train for the domestic environment, and the course covers devices currently in use globally. For military customers, we can script threat scenarios in any operational environment. Students participate in an instructor-led debrief at the end of each task. Course Content • • • • Module 1: Threat Assessment Theory Module 2: Current Global IEDs Module 3: Scenario-Driven Training Module 4: Practical Exercises with Large Vehicle-Borne IEDs (LVBIEDs), Suicide, Timed, Victim-Operated, Radio Controlled, Command Wire, and Projected Devices • Module 5: Range Day for VBIED Drills Required Resources • A range suitable for general disruptors with a mix of urban and rural areas • Range with 5-pound net explosive weight (NEW) for VBIED explosive tools training on final day (optional) • Three salvage cars in good condition Maximum Class Size (Location Dependent) 15 operators working as three teams; one instructor per five students Course Duration 5 days (40 hours) Participants Bomb technicians Location Hosting unit

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Bomb Technician/EOD/SWAT Courses
A-TS 401: IED/WMD Electronics (Levels 1 – 3)
Course Objectives (Levels 1 – 3) Upon completion of this course, participants will have the knowledge, skills and abilities to: • Improve the safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of a bomb squad responding to an IED incident • Improve threat assessment and forensic abilities of a bomb squad by enhancing their knowledge of IED construction techniques. • Enhance in-house training by enabling the bomb squad to recognize device designs from different sources and exploit those designs to produce more realistic training aids Course Description Level 1 This course reveals how modern electronics offer the terrorist a broad range of options for device design and construction. Assuming no previous knowledge of electronics, participants gain a practical understanding of devices such as collapsing circuits (traditional and solid state), modification of commercial technologies for use in IEDs, and remote-controlled IEDs (RCIEDs), including dual tone multi-frequency (DTMF), and other coding systems. The course begins with an outline of electrical theory and Ohm’s Law, followed by an introduction to a wide variety of electronic components. Emphasis is placed on the characteristics of electronic components and circuits that make them attractive to the terrorist and the characteristics that often cause training devices to fail. Students learn primarily by building circuits. Course Content • • • • • Module 1: Basic Electrical Theory Module 2: Linear Components Module 3: Nonlinear Components Module 4: Timers, Solid State IED Circuits, Modified Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Items Module 5: Integrated Circuits, RCIEDs, Broadband Radio Frequency (RF) Circuits, Personal Mobile Radios (PMRs) • Module 6: Practical Project Work Equipment/Materials Provided IED Electronics Quick Reference Guide Maximum Class Size (Location Dependent) 16 Course Duration 5 days (40 hours) Participants Bomb technicians, EOD technicians, and IED technical analysts Location • Hosting unit • A-T Solutions classroom, Fredericksburg, VA
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Bomb Technician/EOD/SWAT Courses
A-TS 401: IED/WMD Electronics (Levels 1 – 3) (Cont’d.)
Course Description Level 2 Level 2 reviews Level 1 material and adds depth and detail. Level 2 introduces new components, such as digital circuits and logic gates. Design and build exercises and practicing basic circuit analysis techniques reinforce learning. Course Duration 5 days (40 hours) Course Description Level 3 Selectable modules of variable length compose the Level 3 course for which Levels 1 and 2 are prerequisite. Each module has a hands-on project work section that reinforces knowledge and allows the student to practice lessons learned for deeper understanding and familiarity. Modules include: • • • • High Voltage (HV) Firing Systems Microcontroller (PIC) Programming Device Exploitation Practical Training Aid Construction

Course Duration 3 to 5 days (24 to 40 hours) depending on modules selected

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Bomb Technician/EOD/SWAT Courses
A-TS 402: Bomb Squad/SWAT Interoperability
Course Objectives Upon completion of this course, participants will have the knowledge, skills and abilities to: • Analyze available intelligence and provide a C-IED brief to a SWAT commander • Advise SWAT teams on actions after discovery of an IED during an assault • Provide intimate C-IED support to a dynamic SWAT team assault Course Description This 10-day course combines classroom instruction and hands-on practice to prepare bomb squads to provide close support to dynamic SWAT operations. Bomb technicians learn and practice the skills necessary to neutralize a device by hand in the event a situation precludes the use of disruptors. Participants also learn how to use hand entry and conventional disruptor skills in a rapidly evolving SWAT environment, practicing operational awareness and speedy response. To improve bomb technician and SWAT team interoperability, SWAT team commanders/leaders are encouraged to attend a joint planning exercise during week two. The second week culminates in a series of joint SWAT/bomb squad practical exercises, including conducting a threat assessment, making a render safe procedure (RSP) decision, placing a disruptor, backing off the team, and firing the disruptor within 90 seconds of being shown a suspect item. Bomb technicians practice skills necessary to operate at major incidents/events where it is impossible to evacuate the public because of rescue operations or crowd density. Course Content • • • • • Module 1: Hand Entry Module 2: SWAT Support Module 3: Operational Planning and Briefs Module 4: Hand Entry Practical Exercises Module 5: Final Exercise Including SWAT Teams

Required Resources • A range suitable for general disruptors • Military Operation in Urban Terrain (MOUT)-type facility large enough to accommodate three SWAT teams concurrently Equipment/Materials Provided Hand entry tools and equipment Maximum Class Size (Location Dependent) Nine operators working as three teams with one instructor per three students Course Duration 10 days (80 hours) Participants Bomb technicians and SWAT team members for operational planning and final exercise Location Hosting unit

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Bomb Technician/EOD/SWAT Courses
A-TS 403: Counter Suspect Vehicles
Course Objectives Upon completion of this course, participants will have the knowledge, skills and abilities to safely, efficiently, and effectively clear all categories of suspect vehicles. Course Description This 4-day course teaches participants the skills to conduct a threat assessment, to correctly categorize a suspect vehicle, and plan an appropriate render safe procedure. Classroom instruction covers vehicle categories, vehicle-borne IEDs (VBIEDs), and threat assessment. Clearance procedures for each vehicle category are taught through tabletop and practical exercises. Students learns skills such as advanced use of hook and line, vehicle search techniques, and criminal methods of concealment. Students spend 2 days applying knowledge gained in the classroom to practical scenarios for which they formulate threat assessments and execute render safe procedures. The course culminates in the development of remote large vehicle explosive disruptor procedures specifically tailored to the client’s C-IED equipment and a final scenario-based range exercise performed on the client’s demolition range in which participants deploy these large explosive tools in a live state. We tailor the course to the client’s equipment and environment. Course Content • • • • • • • • • Module 1: Vehicle Categories Module 2: VBIEDs Module 3: Threat Assessments Module 3: Render Safe Procedures Module 4: Vehicle Search Procedures Module 5: Vehicle Security Systems Module 6: Practical Threat Assessment, Search, Render Safe Exercises Module 7: Explosive Tools Delivery Drills Module 8: Live Explosive Tools Delivery Drills on the Range

Maximum Class Size (Location Dependent) 15 Course Duration 4 days (32 hours) Participants Bomb technicians or SWAT team members Location Hosting unit

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A-TS 404: Bomb Squad/HAZMAT Interoperability
Course Objectives Upon completion of this course, participants will have the knowledge, skills and abilities to: • Build an accurate threat assessment • Recognize the various types of WMD/HAZMAT threats and the equipment that can be employed against them • Participate in scenarios that test their ability to employ all of the assets available in a simulated incident Course Description This course teaches skills needed to construct an accurate threat assessment upon which a detailed render safe plan can be built. Classroom instruction provides background on various types of WMD/HAZMAT threats and the equipment that can be employed in response to these types of incidents. Bomb squads become familiar with equipment capabilities and the support elements they can contact for reinforcements. During the last 2 days of scenario-driven exercises, the squad practices employing all available assets in a simulated incident, from threat assessment to setting up an emergency personal decontamination station (EPDS) for self-decontamination. Squads that complete the course understand their equipment, its shortcoming, and who they can call to augment their capabilities and resources. Course Content • Module 1: Radiation Hazards and Protection • Module 2: Nuclear Physics and Search Required Resources Requires a range suitable for general disruptors and areas to execute multiple urban scenarios Maximum Class Size (Location Dependent) 12 operators working as three teams with one instructor per four students Course Duration 4 to 5 days (8 hours/day) (2 days classroom; 2 to 3 days practical exercises) Participants State and local bomb technicians Location Hosting unit

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Bomb Technician/EOD/SWAT Courses
A-TS 406: Dynamic Entry Training (Federal Sponsored Course DHS-115-RESP)
Course Objectives Upon completion of this course, participants will have the knowledge, skills and abilities to: • Conduct basic breaching techniques • Identify tactics, techniques, and procedures for dynamic assaults Course Description Students learn to successfully penetrate a structure to neutralize a threat within a crisis area. The course teaches technical application of explosive effects, overpressure, and safety and hazards avoidance strategies associated with dynamic entry techniques. It exploits forced entry techniques, from basic mechanical entry to application of the minimal amount of explosives required to successfully penetrate the crisis target. This course teaches the loading, deployment, and use of Alford tools. A-T Solutions is the sole North American representative of Alford Tools, which have been successfully employed on numerous operational breaches. Students gain a thorough understanding of techniques and theories learned in the classroom through practical field exercises. Course Content • • • • • Module 1: Introduction and Pre-Test Module 2: Breaching and Non-Explosive Practical Exercise Module 3: Explosive Breaching Methods and Alford Tools Module 4: Explosive Breaching Methods and Infract Tools Module 5: Course Critique and Capstone Exercise

Required Resources • Locally approved demolition area • Demolition material to support the practical evolution. A-TS will provide a shot list to the client • Range safety officer Equipment/Materials Provided • Breachers log book • Selected Alford toolkit and Alford loading instructions • Tool pouch and inert training aids Maximum Class Size (Location Dependent) 20 Course Duration 5 days (40 hours) Participants Active SWAT/Bomb Squad personnel, military units, and federal agencies Location Hosting unit

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Bomb Technician/EOD/SWAT Courses
A-TS 407: Specialized Explosive Techniques Workshop
Course Objectives Upon completion of this course, participants will have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to: • Apply explosive theory and technology • Compute net explosive weights • Conduct a target analysis • Select appropriate charges/explosives for specified targets • Perform advanced access and disablement Course Description This 1-day course teaches basic theory of applied explosives and explosive materials. Participants learn to conduct a target analysis focused on selecting the correct explosives on the basis of explosive theory for specified targets. Course Content • • • • • Module 1: Applied Explosives and Explosive Principles Module 2: Explosives, Hazards, Safety, and Liability Module 3: Explosive Access Charges Module 4: Target Analysis Module 5: Priming Systems

Maximum Class Size (Location Dependent) 20 Course Duration 1 day (8 hours) Participants • Federal, state, local bomb technicians, and SWAT • Select DoD Location Hosting unit

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A-TS 408: Hand Entry
Course Objectives Upon completion of this course, participants will have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to: • Calculate Ohm’s Law in series, parallel, and series/parallel circuits using a digital multimeter (DMM) • Identify a Category A scenario • Analyze a threat assessment and select the tool(s), technique, and stabilization method that is consistent with the appraised threat • Determine action required to neutralize a detonator and switch • Describe electronic light and dark activated IEDs and their associated threats • Determine the disruption technique of an IED based on analysis of a clear x-ray image Course Description Many potential IED incidents, such as hostage devices, major IED incidents where rescue operations are still ongoing and preclude evacuation, and devices at major public events preclude the use of explosive disruptors. The only alternative is to manually neutralize the device. This course provides instruction in the skills and procedures to manually neutralize a device, including threat assessment, alarm systems, stabilization, precision disruption, task management, and hostage handling. The course can be 5 days or 10 days in duration. The 5-day course (4 days of classroom instruction and 1 day of hands-on practice) teaches bomb technicians skills necessary to neutralize a device by hand in rapidly evolving situations that preclude the use of disruptors, including detonator diagnostics, advance X-ray, and cutting skills. Students learn to analyze information collected during a Category A threat assessment to formulate actions and identify circumstances that warrant pursuit of conventional options. The 10-day course offers 5 days of scenario-driven exercises. Course Content • • • • • • Module 1: Basic Electronics and Diagnostic Tools Module 2: Threat Assessment Module 3: Manual Access and Stabilization Module 4: Detonator and Switch Diagnostics Module 5: Countering Light and Dark Sensors Module 6: X-Ray Techniques

Maximum Class Size (Location Dependent) 9 Course Duration 5 to 10 days (40 to 80 hours) Participants State and local bomb technicians Location Hosting unit

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Bomb Technician/EOD/SWAT Courses
A-TS 409: Custom Designed C-IED Training
Course Objectives Customers can custom design training courses from the following list of fully prepared modules to build upon previously taught topics or to train for unique operating environments. We do not list durations for these modules because the amount of time necessary for instruction depends upon the depth of study desired. Our staff of experienced training specialists stands ready to assist customers in designing customized courses that meet their needs and requirements. Available Modules • Threat Assessment (Conventional—Category “A” —and Assault Support) • Electronic Countermeasures (ECM)/Counter-Remote-Controlled IED Electronic Warfare (CREW) • X-Ray • Hostage Handling (Category “A”) • Cutting and Entry • Light and Dark Operations • Tactical Search • Sensor Technology • Detonator Diagnostics • Alarm Systems • Stabilization • Disruptor Theory • Disruptor Practical • Vehicle-Borne IEDs (VBIEDs) • Electronics (Basic and Advanced) • Post-Blast Investigation • Device Reconstruction Maximum Class Size (Location Dependent) Determined by scope and scale of training Course Duration Determined by scope and scale of training Participants At least one active bomb squad member Location • Hosting unit • A-T Solutions classroom, Fredericksburg, VA

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Maritime Courses
A-TS 501: Maritime Interdiction
Course Objectives Upon completion of this course, participants will have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to: • Board, search, and take control of a noncompliant vessel rapidly and safely • Identify and intercept a noncompliant vessel at sea during daylight hours • Participate in exercises designed to test individual and collective team skills required to safely conduct a maritime interdiction response Course Description This 5-day course provides law enforcement personnel with tools and techniques necessary to identify, intercept, and safely board a noncompliant vessel at sea during daylight hours. During 3.5 days of realistic, scenario-driven field exercises participants learn to recognize critical areas of a vessel and tactical shipboard movement. Participants learn tactics, techniques, and procedures of maritime attacks, boarding equipment, and boarding procedures. We customize courses according to client-desired capabilities and available assets. Instructors are former Master Training Specialists and SEALs with years of experience in Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIOs) and Visit Board Search and Seizures (VBSSs). Course Content • • • • • • • • Module 1: Introduction and Overview Module 2: History of Maritime Shipping Attacks Module 3: Personal Tactical Gear Floatation and Integration Module 4: Basic Maritime Interdiction (BMI) Boarding Equipment Module 5: Boarding Procedures Module 6: Boat Assault Force Module 7: Shipboard Familiarization and Safety Module 8: Shipboard Tactical Movement

Maximum Class Size (Location Dependent) 16 Course Duration 5 days (40 hours) Participants Law enforcement professionals Location Hosting unit

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Maritime Courses
A-TS 502: Underwater Hazardous Devices Search
Course Objectives Upon completion of this course, participants will have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to: • Search, identify, mark, report, and assist in mitigation of suspect and actual underwater hazardous devices (UHDs) • Practice in-water search techniques under realistic conditions in scenario-driven exercises • Participate in exercises designed to test individual and collective team skills required to respond to and safely conduct a UHD search Course Description This course teaches participants to identify and understand UHD terrorist threats. By learning to effectively validate UHD threats, law enforcement professionals and first responders can rapidly assess and mitigate a UHD event and safely place divers in the water while properly tagging out a ship or facility. This course covers current terrorist tactics; underwater hazardous device (UHD) design, construction, and deployment techniques; UHD searching, reconnaissance, identification, marking, and mitigation techniques and procedures. Instruction emphasizes tactics for working around and under large vessel hulls, piers, and bridges. The 5-day course consists of 1.5 days of classroom instruction and 3.5 days of realistic scenario-driven practical exercises. Course Content • • • • • • • • • • Module 1: Introduction and Overview Module 2: Introduction to Explosives and Underwater Devices Module 3: Limpets and Underwater Special Attack Charges Module 4: Underwater Risk Management Module 5: Ship Lockout/ Tag-Out Procedures Module 6: Underwater Search Techniques Module 7: Underwater Communications Module 8: Diving Emergency Procedures Module 9: Underwater Emergency Response and Planning Module 10: Post-Blast and Evidence Collection

Maximum Class Size (Location Dependent) 16 Course Duration 5 days (40 hours) Participants Law enforcement professionals and first responders Location Hosting unit

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Maritime Courses
A-TS 503: Remotely Operated Vehicle Underwater Hazardous Device Search Course
Course Objectives Upon completion of this course, participants will have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to: • Search, identify, mark, report, and assist in mitigation of suspect and actual underwater hazardous devices (UHDs) • Practice in-water ROV techniques under realistic conditions in scenario-driven exercises • Participate in exercises designed to test individual and collective team skills required to respond to and safely conduct a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) underwater hazardous device search (UHDS) Course Description This course teaches participants to identify and understand UHD terrorist threats. By learning to use ROVs effectively, law enforcement and first responders can rapidly assess and mitigate a UHD event without placing a diver in the water or unnecessarily tagging out a ship. Operators can use existing ROVs or have an ROV delivered with the training. The course covers most current terrorist tactics; UHD design, construction, and deployment techniques; ROV UHD searching, reconnaissance, identification, and marking. Training emphasizes tactics, techniques, and procedures for working around and under large-vessel hulls, piers, pipelines, gas and oil platforms, and bridges. The 5-day course consists of 1 day of classroom instruction and 4 days of realistic scenario-driven practical exercises. Course Content • • • • • • • • Module 1: Explosives and UHDs Module 2: Maritime Terror Threats Module 3: Tactics and Targets Module 4: Underwater Ship Hull and Facility Features Module 5: ROV Underwater Search Techniques Module 6: Vessel Lockout And Tag-Out Module 7: ROV Underwater Emergency Response and Planning Module 8: Post-Blast and Evidence Collection

Maximum Class Size (Location Dependent) 12 Course Duration 5 days (40 hours) Participants Law enforcement professionals and first responders Location Hosting unit

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Exercise Planning and Implementation Workshop
A-TS 600: Emergency Planning and Response Exercise Workshop
Course Objectives Upon completion of this course, participants will have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to: • Demonstrate situational awareness of the threats presented by IEDs • Validate plans and procedures to detect, deter, and/or prevent IEDs • Assess the types of systems needed to guide prevention of, protection from, response to, and recovery from an incident Course Description This 1-day exercise program teaches students to successfully develop and execute a Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)-compliant developmental tabletop exercise (TTX), which is a group discussion guided by a hypothetical, simulated emergency event. Usually held in an informal setting, TTXs enhance general awareness, validate plans and procedures, and/or assess the types of systems needed to guide prevention of, protection from, response to, and recovery from an incident. The purpose of TTXs is to facilitate concept understanding, identify strengths and weaknesses, and/or change attitudes. Participants learn to provide the sponsoring agency with a written After Action Quick Look Report after completion of a TTX for possible implementation of findings into an improvement plan (IP). Course Content • • • • • • Module 1: Workshop introduction and Administrative Details Module 2: Warning Module 3: Notification and Initial Response Module 4: Continued Response Module 5: Recovery and Restoration (if desired) Module 6: Workshop Critique

Materials Provided Situation manual, controller/evaluator handbooks, exercise evaluation guide, and After Action Report/Improvement Plan, as required Maximum Class Size (Location Dependent) 100 participants/2 facilitators Course Duration 1 day (8 hours) Participants Private sector executives, managers, security managers, and security personnel Location Hosting unit

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