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SPR 2016

Security & Border Protection and CST & CBRNE Source Book, published jointly, concentrate on WMD response, NGB training, counterterrorism, and border security

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Page 24 of 35 S&BP and CST & CBRNE | Spring 2016 | 23 TechUpdate TechUpdate personnel. GROUNDSHARK is the newest product of NIITEK's battle- proven GPR technology and is derived from the Husky Mounted Detection System (HMDS), currently in use by the U.S. Army and Marine Corps and other non-U.S. countries. Tom Thebes, President of NIITEK, said, "This significant GROUNDSHARK order reinforces the critical need to keep our allies safe from the ongoing threat of IEDs and other buried threats. GROUNDSHARK's technology, packaged in a lightweight and user- friendly design, allows these forces to detect buried threats and save lives." More info: Simulated CBRNE Training Units from 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) trained with federal, state and local agencies here during Exercise Prominent Hunt, Mar. 21 - 25. "The National Technical Nuclear Forensics (NTNF) Task Force, Ground collection mission is a joint interagency task force that uses Air Force and Army from the Department of Defense, Federal Bureau of Investigations, Department of Energy and other agencies to respond to a post blast attack," said Brig. Gen. William E. King IV, commander, 20th CBRNE Command. 20th CBRNE Command's Nuclear Disablement Teams (NDTs) from Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland and 2nd platoon, 51st Chemical Company from Fort Stewart, Georgia comprise the Army component of the task force, and led the Ground Collection Task Force (GCTF) following a simulated nuclear attack. The NDTs are specialized teams of nuclear-related specialists, chemical technicians, health physicists, and explosive ordnance disposal personnel who have the ability to disable nuclear weapons of mass destruction infrastructure, package, transport, and safeguard nuclear and radiological materials, collect and transport samples of radiological material for forensic analysis, and conduct sensitive site exploitation operations on nuclear sites. Data Collection and Processing In the immediate aftermath of a nuclear detonation the NTNF GCTF collects vital information and forensic evidence at the incident site for analysis at designated facilities. The results of the nuclear forensic analysis would be fused with law enforcement investigation and intelligence information to assist in the identification of those responsible. "The planning process for this operation is extensive, and we stay on alert all the time. The 20th CBRNE Command has two teams on an alert notice to support this critical mission," said King. "In this exercise for example, our units received notification of an incident here and they had less than a day to move from Fort Stewart, Georgia and Aberdeen Proving Ground to here and go right into a ground collection mission." Rad I.D. Another capability the NDTs bring to the task force is the Airborne Radiation Detection, Identification and Measurement System (ARDIMS). These radiological detection pods attach to an UH-60 Blackhawk. The 244th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade from Joint Base Mcguire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey provided the Blackhawk support for this mission. NDTs use these pods to track airborne radiation and analyze particulates to identify the origin of a determined threatening nuclear source. They also analyze an area after a nuclear blast to determine how much radiation is in the zone and when and where it is considered safe. Another capability the NDTs bring to the task force is the Advanced Ground Sampling Collection Platform. The platform allows the task force to perform radiation reconnaissance and ground sampling after a nuclear detonation. The robot is outfitted with multiple camera which allow the operator to observe the AGSCP's surroundings for physical security purposes, and to effectively operate the mechanical army. More info: Ballistic Shield Designed and intended for first responders, the Spartan Shield ™ is a 2-piece, lightweight, rigid, ballistic shield that is deployed in under 5 seconds. Ballistic shields are hand-held shields capable of defending the user, usually law enforcement and military personnel, from handguns and long guns in Active Shooter, rescue and assault situations. Choose from a variety of 4" X 10" ID nameplates (Police, Sheriff, S.W.A.T. FBI and more) attach by Velcro®. The Spartan Shield ™ is designed to utilize all of the existing attachment straps that make the Instant Armor Tactical Blanket Systems™ so versatile. It is available in both rif le and handgun versions. Meeting or exceeding N.I.J. threat level III (rif le) or IIIA (handgun), the Spartan Shield ™ defeats high-powered rif le rounds and gives you 19" wide by 34" tall protection when deployed. It easily fits behind seat or in a niche in the truck when folded -only measuring 19" by 19". Its lightweight form at only 16.3 pounds allows for fast deployment. More info: Sniper Detector Sniper Detector is pro-active detection equipment targeting optical sight to locate a sniper or snipers. It is applied in the field of VIP security protection, peacekeeping, counter-terrorism etc. Any optical equipment, such as night vision camera, telescope, laser ranger finder, can be detected. It is also used for illumination imaging at night. The device has a large detection distance, laser divergence angle of continuous change, 18 times continuous zoom, binocular view, small size, light weight, portability and ease of operation, and high environment adaptability and reliability. More info: complimentary subscription

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