CCTP’s Exclusive: An Inside Look into a Bomb-Making Factory
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This workshop provides training for professionals when they encounter the potential threats of an IED laboratory and the hazards that they present. After a portion of classroom instruction we move into a safe controlled simulated lab environment with sight and smell. We take a closer look at the components and materials, then move onto chemical precursors, the common ones and those used by ISIS. We cover the process of Home Made Explosives (HME), the equipment used for production and the hazards associated with it. We will talk about the risks, detection signs and the effects of different IED’s.
We will also discuss the ability to identify a laboratory site, safely remove yourself and secure it for fully trained teams to deal with it further. Laboratories are highly valued assets for the organizations that use them. So when discovering such a site expects booby traps and unstable and unsafe conditions. The instructors will share their knowledge on this based on personal experience towards these findings.
- ISIS IEDs, components, TTPs and the threat evolution
- Chemical precursors, common and those used by ISIS
- Process of making HME
- Practical laboratory exercises with sight and smell
- Overview of ISIS-manufactured conventional munitions and the overall “unexploded Ordnance” (UXO) threat in Iraq/Syria
- Response when encountering an IED Laboratory
- EOD units (police and military)
- Security Consultants
- Security Managers and Practitioners
- Police Officers and Military Personnel
**This workshop is only open for law enforcement, military and security professionals ONLY. CCTP reserve the right to refuse access to the workshop to any personnel which do not meet the required profile
ABOUT THE TRAINER
Michael Montoya is the training director of Advanced Threat Management, a company that is responsible for developing and delivering EOD, IEDD and C-IED training to Military, Law enforcement and civilians. He started his career with the US Marine Corps where he acted as EOD/IEDD Team Leader. He also provided “Special Operational Force Situational awareness training” for Tier 1 US special operations members. After the Marine Corps he was stationed in Afghanistan as a Sr. Training and Development Specialist for the Afghan and US army. From there he joined ACOTA (Africa Contingency Training and Assistance) where he and his team provided training for several army units from Zambia, Uganda and Niger.
Over 15 years of operational and instructor experience throughout the Middle East, Asia, and Africa has made Michael a true expert on intimate knowledge of C-IED tactics, Human Behaviour, as well as conventional EOD subjects. This has led him to develop and deliver training for thousands of military and law enforcement personnel around the World.