You can now buy replicas of Isis weaponry online. Fake Isis weapons, reportedly made out of solid urethane, are being sold online for "training purposes" by Pennsylvania-based Inert Products. The site's various products include fake simulated explosives, fake weapons, replica ordnances and even fake body parts.
The products are designed to look exactly like the real thing with the major difference being that these items won't explode. Inert Products deems itself as the "world's leading supplier of inert training products" and sells replicas of nearly every kind of explosive-related weaponry that you can think of, including duplicates of AGM-114 Hellfire missiles and a wide variety of fake explosive suicide vests.
"With the rise of groups such as ISIS, there is a larger need for specific training designed around the current capabilities of these groups. We currently provide a workshop that is specific to the ISIS inspired weaponry and tactics, with a focus on the devices used in these attacks," Inert Products executive vice president Dean Klipple told Motherboard.
Most of the fake explosive products available on the Inert Products' site come in varying grades, ranging from mere lookalikes to models that trigger a siren when activated and even look authentic under X-ray machines.
One of the website's notable niche areas featured pressure cooker bombs with a detailed list of various kinds of pressure cooker IEDs (improvised explosive devices). One such list includes a $2,000 (£1,594) Afghan training kit while another features a pressure cooker that can be connected to a mobile phone.
"As new threats emerge, we will produce training equipment that is relevant to the training requirements in demand. Domestic Terrorism is a large concern and as such there is increased focus on the training provided to address such threats," Klipple added.
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