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In some countries, specially trained individuals may engage passengers in a conversation to detect threats rather than solely relying on equipment to find threats. In the United States the TSA has run several dummy tests in several major airports to measure the success of catching people with bombs. In 2002, the TSA reported that roughly 60% of fake bombs or component parts to bombs were missed by covert screeners. In 2007, that percentage rose to 75%, although this increase alone is misleading. The tests are done by using undercover agents to carry fake bombs/parts in their carry on luggage and counting how many are successful with getting through security checkpoints. The TSA runs covert tests every day and when a screener misses an undercover agent carrying dangerous items, they are immediately sent to remedial training
Originally posted by Danbones
reply to post by phatpackage
A German government minister has today revealed that a [[[[fake]]]] bomb found on an Air Berlin flight in Namibia was manufactured in the U.S. [[[[[to test airport security.]]]]
who is it exactly that tests airport security.?
edit on 20-11-2010 by Danbones because: (no reason given)edit on 20-11-2010 by Danbones because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by phatpackage
reply to post by ManBehindTheMask
Making assumptions isnt such a smart thing to do LoL
Back on topic, I find it interesting that they even send these things through, if it were a citizen that did that, they would be thrown in prison and the key thrown away for even trying to pass off a fake bomb.......