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FBI Unveils New Redstone Arsenal Hub for Terrorist IED Analysis

FBIThe FBI has moved a government repository for improvised explosive devices from the bureau’s laboratory in Quantico, Virginia to a new facility at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama.

FBI Director James Comey, Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) and U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Larry Wyche cut a ribbon to inaugurate the opening of the Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center Tuesday at the Redstone military base, the bureau said Tuesday.

“TEDAC links IEDs to the bomb makers, recognizes trends in how those bombs are being constructed and with what materials,” Comey noted.

TEDAC has analyzed more than 105,000 IEDs and provided relevant data to military, intelligence and law enforcement organizations globally since its inception in 2003.

The FBI established the center in partnership with 29 other agencies, including the departments of the Defense and Homeland Security.

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