Vapor Wake® detection is the method and system for detecting explosives and other illicit substances. Vapor Wake working dogs are specifically trained to detect body worn explosives on a moving target. Unlike traditional EOD teams, trained to view static objects or people as their “productive area”, Vapor Wake dogs are obedient to the odor itself.
One of the most prevalent methods of terrorist attack is the Improvised Explosive Device (IED). From crude and basic to sophisticated and complex, these IED’s have wreaked havoc across the globe. In the battle against the IED threat, highly trained K-9’s have been deployed to sniff out the hidden IED locations. However, traditional “bomb” dogs are trained to work a specific area, and most often only with the K-9 handler and maybe a few other officers or soldiers. Vapor Wake detection dogs are trained in an entirely new method to locate the most difficult IED’s – mobile IED’s in vehicles or on persons.