MSA Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Trained to Locate Homemade Peroxide-Based Explosive Odor

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TATP (triacetone triperoxide) explosives were used in the November Paris terrorist attack and likely this week’s Brussels attack. MSA Security is the largest private provider of Explosive Detection Canine (EDC) security teams in America and the only private company that imprints and trains its bomb-sniffing dogs on all five families of explosives and homemade explosives (HMEs) like TATP, HMTD, PC, Ammonia Nitrate, Urea Nitrate and Peroxide. It's a critical distinction that matters.

MSA's nationally-certified explosive detection canine teams are trained to locate peroxide-based explosive odor like TATP.

MSA Security Explosive Detection Training Facility

To effectively address the growing terrorist threat against soft targets around the globe, bomb-sniffing dogs must be expertly trained on HME odors," MSA Security CEO Michael O'Neil

MSA Security is the largest private provider of Explosive Detection Canine (EDC) security teams in America and the only private company that imprints and trains its canines on all five families of explosives AND homemade explosives (HMEs) like TATP, HMTD, PC, Ammonia Nitrate, Urea Nitrate and Peroxide. This unique-to-the-industry imprint specificity has been a critical component of MSA’s best-in-class training protocol for more than a decade and the single most effective counter to the exponentially-growing threat of HMEs.

THE DISTINCTION AND WHY IT MATTERS

TATP (triacetone triperoxide) explosives were used in the November Paris terrorist attack and most likely in this week’s Brussels attack. Extremely easy to procure and cook into an explosive, peroxide-based explosives such as TATP and HMTD (hexamethylene triperoxide diamine) have been used for decades. Terrorists around the globe are currently using them to produce mass casualty, targeting public transit, tourist attractions, hospitality and entertainment, critical infrastructure and sport stadiums.

MSA Security’s nationally-certified Explosive Detection Canine teams are the only privately-owned teams that are methodically trained and well equipped to detect TATP and other HME odor – or vapor – and follow it to its source when presented in stationary forms, on person or in air. Additionally, MSA is licensed by the ATF to house and train on live explosives. MSA canines are never trained on simulant explosive odors.

“To effectively address the growing terrorist threat against soft targets around the globe, bomb-sniffing dogs must be diligently trained on the ever-evolving world of HME odors. MSA has been committed to peroxide-based training and imprintation of our canines for more than a decade – this is not new for us. This canine detection capability is simply non-negotiable in today’s environment,” explains MSA CEO, Michael O’Neil. “Real-life, real-time threats are centered on HME odors. Properly and continuously trained canine-handler teams are the only effective way to counter this threat.”

Established in 1987, MSA has offices in New York, Washington DC and California with more than 300 Explosive Detection Canine teams working daily and deployed throughout the country.

Interested in reporting on the crucial differentials of HME (peroxide) odor detection in canine training? For further information or interview access, contact Jessica Hagstrom. jhagstrom(at)msasecurity(dot)net / (212) 509.1336 ext. 232
MSA Security | 9 Murray Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10007 |http://www.msasecurity.net

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