Suicide VBIED or Vehicle Born Improvised Explosive Device have been a favorite weapon of terrorists for decades. Since the first VBIED used against the American barracks in Lebanon in 1983 to the 9/11 attacks, terrorists have been looking for new ways to use vehicles to spread terror.
It now looks like they are now turning to remote control.
The captured video above from NavySeals.com shows a new weapon in the terrorist’s arsenal, the remote control VBIED. (Note: As there is no translation to the video above, I am not certain of its contents.)
As we have seen from headline news, vehicles packed with explosives can be very deadly.
See the ATF VBIED blast damage chart below:
Adding remote control capabilities to these weapons is very concerning. There are jamming devices that block IED signals, and the military already has several tactics and procedures to deal with VBIEDs.
But hopefully the DHS and military will take this discovered threat seriously and work to create additional ways to defeat them.