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IED (Improvised Explosive Device)

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Definition

An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) is an explosive that is constructed and installed in non-conventional military measures. Mostly used by terrorist groups and guerrilla fighters, the modern-day IED is a major concern for law enforcement officials and military personnel worldwide. Varying in size, materials, delivery system, and lethality, Improvised Explosive Devices can be combated in a wide variety of measures. For some Counter-IED inspections, RVI tools can provide insight into sealed packages or confined spaces without the risk of detonation.

Related terms: remote visual inspection (RVI), improvised explosive device disposal (IEDD), explosive ordnance disposal (EOD), contraband, non-conductive materials

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