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Homemade Explosives & Chemical Precursors Course

Extremists and Extremist Groups throughout the world are continually in search of new methods and means to obtain explosive materials. As nation states have improved their abilities to regulate and control military and commercial grade explosives, extremists have increased their reliance on Homemade Explosives (HME). HMEs are inexpensive and easily manufactured. Their use has led to an urgent need to prepare Law Enforcement / EOD / K9 / Intelligence & SOF Operators to recognize HME, the precursor chemicals, the manufacturing processes, and
the equipment used in its production.

Tactical Electronics’ HME and Chemical Precursors Training provides a thorough understanding of the varying types of HME and their associated precursors. This course emphasizes a hands-on approach, where EOD / K9 / Intelligence & SOF Operators perform the refinement, concentration, combination, manufacture and/or dilution of precursor chemicals commonly or commercially available in targeted operational environments. Attendees will construct the physical processing equipment and manufacture a wide array of homemade explosives in a safe and informative environment. Students will participate in classroom study, HME Labs and practical range exercises under the supervision of qualified HME instructors.

As an ATF Type 20 FEL holder for the manufacture of explosives we are certified at the Federal, State, and Local levels for the manufacture of explosives. Our Virginia and Oklahoma training locations also hold explosive inventory and maintain range facilities to support in depth HME course delivery.


Printed Course Reference Material
Course Certificate

Military EOD, K-9, Intelligence, and SOF Operators or Hazardous Devices School (HDS) Certified Bomb Technicians

5 Days (40 hours)



  • Introduction to HME
  • Precursor Chemical Identification, Recognition & Uses
  • Lab Safety
  • Practical HME Production (List Available Upon Request)
  • Improvised Initiators (Client Observation)
    • Electric/ Non-electric
    • Time Fuse
  • HME Detection & Identification (Student Provided Equipment)
  • Sensitivity Testing (Impact, Friction, Heat)
  • Desensitizing/ Neutralization
  • TTP Development via Practical Exercises
  • Situational Training Exercises


Tactical Electronics’ HME and Chemical Precursors Training Team includes some of the industry’s most experienced, suitably qualified, instructor cadre and the finest manufacturers of proprietary HME Training TTPs. Our training team currently provides HME training to national level intelligence organizations, EOD/ K9/ Intelligence & SOF Operators and a multitude of Law Enforcement Agencies. Our combined past performance includes EOD, CBRNE and SSE training and operational support to national and defense intelligence agencies, SOF, Conventional Forces and federal law enforcement.

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