Location: Virginia, US
Alford Technologies was founded by Dr. Sidney Alford in 1985, who has been at the forefront of water-disruption techniques since the 1970s having invented the world’s first liquid-lined explosive disruptor.
A-T Solutions/PAE provide C-IED training devices, mission support kits and logistics management services to warfighters, law enforcement and first responders engaged in fighting terrorism.
Specifically it is a website where you can purchase tools and devices that might be needed to detect and defeat IEDs. It is also possible to C-IEDs training aids and other equipment useful in C-IED work.
They state that they are “the world’s leader in anti- and counter-terrorism solutions”. They have real-world operational experience and deep subject matter expertise that is said to enable them to offer proven, customisable products, training aids and tools.
The surrogate IED training aids that A-T Solutions can provide are designed to accurately replicate IEDs used both domestically and globally. Fully functional, our devices offer a variety of monitoring solutions and can easily be used with pyrotechnic and non-pyrotechnic blast simulators and electronic penalties. Devices are available fully assembled, partially assembled, as a post-blast kit suitable for forensics data collection/analysis and as a training display board.
They provide ‘Custom Mission-Focused Kits’ that are designed based on customer-specific requirements to ensure relevancy. The kits can provide for as tactical site exploitation, search, evidence collection and processing, underwater search and IED detection and defeat.
The EOD tools offered are said to simplify diagnostic tasks, enable diagnostic and defeat procedures on electronic circuits and take the guesswork out of IED disruptor targeting.
This profile is part of AOAV’s investigation into counter-IED (C-IED) actors around the globe. To see the list of all C-IED actors recorded by AOAV, see here. To see those engaged in the Middle East, the Sahel, North Africa or other highly impacted countries please see here, here, here, and here respectively. This research was made possible by funding from the NATO Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE). To read the full report, ‘Addressing the threat posed by IEDs: National, Regional and Global Initiatives’, see here.
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