Security team trains 500th dog for explosives detection

Will air cargo loads routinely be screened by bomb-sniffing dogs? New York City-based security firm MSA Security is counting on it, as it announced this week that it has trained it 500th dog in the science of explosives detection at its Windsor facility in Connecticut.

Under what’s known as the Windsor Program, the human handler and trained canine are paired for life, MSA said, with both undergoing rigorous training – the animal to detect subtle odors given off by minute traces of different kinds of explosive residues, and the handler to pick up on cues given by the dog.

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Source: Air Cargo World