Videos: Ambushed – Counter Terrorism Awareness

This article is to go in conjunction with the numerous others on this blog that cover vehicle security and operating in potentially hostile environments. I like to use videos from real situations to help emphasis what I am trying to explain as it’s one thing to talk about something in a comfortable environment and another to deal with it in a f#cked up environment.

The below videos are from the wars in Chechenya and there is a lot you can learn from them, especially if you have read my other articles on IED’s etc. Also things you need to take note of are that the terrorists are very well armed, understand tactics to some degree and also look at the conditions of the roads. It’s one things going over vehicle ambush drills in a suburban US car park between coffee breaks, but would your transfer drills or J-Turns work in the real world… Maybe so, if your reality is being a stunt driver for Hollywood or Bollywood movies…

There are no magic fixes or techniques to providing protective services and keeping yourself in one piece, you need to be wise and to keep things simple… Human beings have been providing protective services since they could hit each other in the heads with rocks, Sun Tzu’s Art of War was written in the 5th century BC and is still very relevant today. Understand virtually everything has been done before, so learn from history and other’s mistakes, it’s far less painful than learning from your own!

As I said, there are other articles on this blog that cover vehicle security and hostile environment awareness and I will be posting more in the very near future. If you have any questions, let me know!

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