Advanced Energetics and Disablement (5 day course)
Concentration on improvised explosives, disruption, and exploitation.
Homemade explosives (HME) have become more and more prevalent on the battlefield today, both domestically and overseas. Fully understanding the risks involved and the tool options that are available is critical when an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) contains HME or when EOD Technicians must eliminate hazards associated with HME during Sensitive Site Exploitation (SSE). Understanding all of the characteristics associated with these dangerous materials and how to handle them is only discovered when you have a chance to actually work with real materials. Threat assessment, desensitizing, field testing, spectrometry, post blast detonation characteristics, sensitivity aspects, EOD dynamic tool evaluation, and X-ray are all made possible through the AED course of instruction. The AED course allows each EOD Operator the opportunity to work with and manufacturer all threat HME used by terrorists today and is designed so that all risk is mitigated through tested processes and safe practices. EOD Operators making the HME themselves during the course promotes retention of the information taught, builds perspective on what a terrorist might be able to do and what they might see in an HME lab, and most importantly, builds the confidence necessary to handle these materials safely and efficiently to resolve tough problems in challenging environments.
The Zero Point AED course for Military is 5 days of instruction consisting of 1.5 days of classroom and 3.5 days of practical instruction. This course provides training and information to increase an EOD Operator’s ability to handle, test, identify, neutralize, desensitize, render safe and dispose of explosive compounds used in IEDs across the operational spectrum.
The Zero Point Law Enforcement version of the AED course is 4 days of instruction consisting of 1 day of classroom and 3 days of practical instruction. This course provides training and information to increase an EOD Operator’s ability to handle, test, identify, neutralize, desensitize, render safe and dispose of explosive compounds used in IEDs across the operational spectrum.