This Site Sells Replica ISIS Suicide Vests and Pressure-Cooker Bombs
Know your enemy
Islamic State’s weaponized drones are now so ubiquitous that you can even buy, for training purposes, replicas of the bombs they drop. They look just like the real thing and even feature removable fuzes and safety pins. Of course, they won’t explode — and they’re made of solid urethane.
Welcome to the replica ISIS weapon emporium Inert Products LLC, the self-titled “world’s leading supplier of inert training products.”
Pennsylvania-based Inert Products sells fake ISIS weapons, fake casualties including body parts, simulated explosives and replica ordnance — all for military, government and law enforcement training.
There’s literally nothing explosive related you can’t buy on this website. From imitation AGM-114 Hellfire missiles usually found on MQ-9 Reaper drones to a whole plethora of dud explosive suicide vests, Inert Products has it all.
Incredibly, many of the replica explosive products come in multiple grades, ranging from just pure look-a-likes up to versions that trigger a siren when activated and even look real under an X-ray machine, for that security-stop authenticity.
“With the rise of groups such as ISIS, there is a larger need for specific training designed around the current capabilities of these groups,” Inert Products executive vice president Dean Klipple wrote via email. “We currently provide a workshop that is specific to the ISIS-inspired weaponry and tactics, with a focus on the devices used in these attacks.”
“As new threats emerge, we will produce training equipment that is relevant to the training requirements in demand,” Klipple added. “Domestic terrorism is a large concern and as such there is increased focus on the training provided to address such threats.”
One of the more surprising and niche areas of the website, I found, was the replica pressure cooker bomb section, which lists multiple styles of pressure cooker IEDs, including a $2,000 “Afghan training kit” and a pressure cooker that can hook up to a cell phone.