OPS15

5 Fremont St., Winthrop, MA 02152

Phone: (617) 755-8830

Email: info@ops15.com

Latest Threats

Blood will tell; Chinese economic espionage; ISIS terror and Yellow Vests, and more

12/13/18 Our picks Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  0 No evidence for Trump claim on “terrorists”: Government sources (Mark Hosenball and Jonathan Landay, U.S. News) President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that U.S. authorities had “caught 10 terrorists,” citing it as a...

Demagogues on the right and left use digital tools to exploit popular resentment, dissatisfaction

12/13/18 Democracy imperiled Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments The digital era has spurred many advancements in many areas of human society, but it has also led to growing instability and inequality, notes Tom Wheeler, a Visiting Fellow in...

The time of the trolls

12/13/18 Democracy imperiled Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments The nascent internet played a key role in defeating the military coup in Russia in 1991, notes Andrei Soldatov, co-author with Irina Borogan of The Red Web: The Struggle Between...

Homemade Explosives Operations

Homemade Explosives Operations

The HME Operators Course is an intensive 40-hour course based on a solid chemistry foundation. The hands on approach is designed for operators to become familiar with recommended tools and techniques and upon completion be confident in responding to and mitigating an incident involving HME.

Chemistry of Explosives

Classroom lectures on the science, synthesis, manufacture, safety, and mitigation of HME and the availability of HME precursors. Interactive chemist led safety conscious evolution where participants manufacture secondary energetic materials in the field from readily available precursors. These materials are then tested and sampled and detonated on the range.

Current Threats & Trends

Real world case studies are discussed peer-to-peer in an open forum and actual scenarios are presented for participants to talk through an operation prior to the scenario based training evolutions. An in depth lesson on improvised detonator construction and detonator diagnostics will provide operators with a solid understanding of HME threats and challenges.

  Identification of Hazards & Evidence Collection

Recommended tools are discussed along with all options available to properly identify hazards and non-hazards. New ways to use traditional gear will be demonstrated along with safe and effective evidence collection techniques for legal prosecution.

Render Safe Tools & Techniques

Development of an OPS15 recommended logic tree approach when operating in a permissive or non-permissive environment. Proper utilization of purchased equipment and improvised tools to properly and safely conduct render safe operations. Recommendations on explosive tools and downrange considerations to effectively mitigate known and unknown hazards.