In an attempt to thwart and discourage the use of cars and other vehicles in suicide bombing attacks, NATO has been funding the development of a compact electromagnetic jammer that can safely cause an engine to cut out before a bomber reaches their target.
The security at Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel wasn't nearly enough to stop nine suicide bombers from setting the place ablaze and killing 12 people last month. But the U.S. military thinks it can do better – by spotting treacherous individuals before they get close enough to cause serious harm. Meet the CounterBomber.
The radar guns police use to spot speeding motorists have inspired a version that aims to identify a would-be suicide bomber in a crowd. Here's how it works.
The US Naval Air Warfare Center is currently developing a suicide bomber simulation vest in an attempt to prepare soldiers for encounters with possibly rigged combatants, according to patent filings.