Andy Oppenheimer AIExpE MIABTI is an author, analyst & consultant in counter-terrorism and CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear weapons & explosives). He is Editor-in-Chief of CBNW (Chemical, Biological & Nuclear Warfare) and CBNW Xplosive magazines, and author of IRA: the Bombs and the Bullets (Irish Academic Press, 2008) and the first in a science-fiction trilogy, Fields of Orion (Amazon, 2019).
He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Explosives Engineers and a Member of the International Association of Bomb Technicians & Investigators. He has written hundreds of articles for specialist defence and security journals, provides consultancy and interviews to media, and presents at conferences worldwide.
Recent examples of attacks using IEDs in NI; types of devices & explosives, supply sources; police finds of explosives and devices; groups involved and how they have morphed – younger recruits and old PIRA; sporadic incidents but still a threat requiring frequent EOD callouts; danger & disruption to traffic, the public, evacuations during EOD operations; compared to ‘The Troubles’ they are less well organised with far less capability, but well financed; PSNI numbers, how are they coping? Is there a threat to the mainland? [By March] how has Brexit and the border affected this?