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Suicide Bomber Counteraction and Prevention

Objective

SUBCOP sets out to develop technologies and procedures that can be applied by the Police Security Forces when responding to a suspected PBIED (Person Borne Improvised Explosive Device). It addresses the course of action to take when an alert to a possible PBIED has been issued, and an attack may be imminent. SuBCoP is insensitive to how the alert is raised, should it be based on detection of explosives or explosive devices, informants’ reporting, or other intelligence sources. It is however sensitive to the fact that the alert only gives cause for suspecting the presence of a PBIED, and that this suspicion can be of lower or higher confidence. SUBCOP will develop guidance as to what response to a PBIED that is ethically and socially justifiable for a given situation. The core objective of SUBCOP is to consider

• the available technological tools for less than lethal PBIED intervention,
• the novel procedures for their application, and
• the development of new less than lethal capabilities

These together will fit to the highly set requirements; to avoid injuries on the suspect yet control the situation to such an extent that no harm will come to innocent bystanders or first responders, should the suspicion of a PBIED presence be accurate. The SUBCOP consortium is well equipped to address this complex and challenging task, encompassing small scale and large scale security focused and technology developing enterprises, security and defence research organisations, medical and ethical expert organisations and end users with first hand experience in PBIED situations.

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2012-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

TOTALFORSVARETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT
Address
Gullfossgatan 6
164 90 Stockholm
Sweden
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 060 811,80
Administrative Contact
Linda Bjärnebro (Ms.)

Participants (10)

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 512 124,50
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marike Van Der Horst (Dr.)
ASELSAN ELEKTRONIK SANAYI VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 134 724
Address
Mehmet Akif Ersoy Mahallesi 296 Cadde 16
06172 Yenimahalle Ankara
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cengiz Erbas (Dr.)
RAND EUROPE COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 160 759,75
Address
Milton Road Westbrook Centre
CB4 1YG Cambridge Cambridgeshire
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lyn Currie (Ms.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 302 588,40
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrea Zeumann (Ms.)
CBRNE Ltd
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 428 750,80
Address
Romden Castle - Smarden
TN27 8RA Ashford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dominic Kelly (Mr.)
CERBERUS BLACK LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 622 600
Address
High Street - Priory House 45-51
RH2 9AE Reigate
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Glyn Buckler (Mr.)
KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 49 219
Address
Nobels Vag 5
17177 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eva Tegelberg (Ms.)
ICISLERI BAKANLIGI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 27 360
Address
Inonu Bulvari 4
06644 Bakanliklar Ankara
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
İrfan özhan (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 77 821,75
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lambèr Royakkers (Prof.)
MINISTRY OF PUBLIC SECURITY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 109 280
Address
Ba'alei Hamelacha 41
72558 Ramle
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tiberiu Roth (Mr.)