COUNTER WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION AND IMPROVISED THREAT NETWORKS
DTRA identiﬁes options and opportunities to disrupt weapons of mass destruction and improvised threat networks. Rogue regimes and violent extremist organizations (VEOs) remain threats to U.S. security. Iran, North Korea, and VEOs rely on a complex web of civilian, military, and proxy agents to obtain or proliferate weapons or dual-use capabilities, including items associated with WMD. DTRA enhances the capacity of key U.S. partners to understand, disrupt, secure, interdict, and defeat WMD and improvised threats. Exposing and countering adversary networks and pathways remains an important responsibility. DTRA plays a key role in illuminating adversary threat networks. Sustained DTRA engagement and security cooperation improves partner nations’ capability to apply steady pressure and disrupt direct and indirect sources of support.
The research and development arm of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) has invested in a remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROV) system capable of identifying and neutralizing underwater improvised explosive devices (UWIEDs).