Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


What is CBRNe?

CBRNe stands for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive. It is an acronym used to describe a range of hazards and threats related to these areas. Here’s a breakdown of each component: 

  1. Chemical: Refers to the use of chemical substances, either in a gaseous, liquid, or solid form, that can be harmful or toxic to humans, animals, or the environment. Examples include chemical weapons, hazardous industrial chemicals, and toxic spills. 
  2. Biological: Relates to biological agents such as bacteria, viruses, toxins, or other microorganisms that can cause diseases or have harmful effects on living organisms. Biological threats can include bioterrorism, infectious disease outbreaks, or accidental release of dangerous pathogens.
  3. Radiological: Involves radiation and radioactive materials. This includes both ionising radiation, such as that produced by nuclear reactors or weapons, and non-ionizing radiation, such as that emitted by radioactive isotopes or medical devices like X-rays. 
  4. Nuclear: Refers specifically to the use of nuclear materials, reactors, or weapons. It encompasses the potential dangers associated with nuclear power plants, nuclear accidents, or intentional nuclear attacks. 
  5. Explosive: Involves the use of explosives or explosive devices that can cause damage, injury, or loss of life. This includes traditional explosives like bombs, improvised explosive devices (IEDs), or other explosive materials.

CBRNe threats can arise from intentional acts of terrorism, accidental incidents, natural disasters, or industrial accidents. Governments, military organisations, emergency responders, and various agencies dedicated to public safety and security work to mitigate these risks through preparedness, response planning, and specialised training. 

Understanding CBRNe and being prepared to handle these threats is crucial for emergency management, disaster response, and ensuring the safety and well-being of communities and individuals. 

Why choose J3Seven's CBRNe and Exploitation solutions?

J3Seven has developed long-term distribute partnerships with the best, most reliable and innovative global suppliers. We carefully select our high quality CBRNe detection products and supply chain to stay ahead of the curve. 

What is EOD?

EOD stands for Explosive Ordnance Disposal. It refers to the process of safely identifying, assessing, and neutralising explosive devices, including improvised explosive devices (IEDs), unexploded ordnance (UXO), or other hazardous explosive materials.  

The primary goal of EOD is to protect lives, property, and infrastructure from the devastating effects of explosives.  

EOD plays a critical role in ensuring public safety, counterterrorism efforts, and the protection of military personnel.  

what is Military Exploitation?

Military exploitation, also known as battlefield exploitation or operational exploitation, refers to the process of gathering intelligence, information, and material from captured enemy assets, territories, or resources during military operations. It involves systematically examining, analysing, and utilising these captured resources to gain a tactical or strategic advantage. 

When military forces capture enemy equipment, documents, or installations, they have the opportunity to exploit them for various purposes. The goal of military exploitation is to extract valuable information, technological advancements, or logistical advantages that can enhance the capturing force’s own capabilities and understanding of the enemy. 

Military exploitation can encompass several activities: 

  1. Intelligence Gathering: Captured documents, maps, computers, or communication equipment are thoroughly examined to extract valuable intelligence regarding enemy plans, operations, logistics, or potential vulnerabilities. This information helps in shaping future military strategies and decision-making. 
  2. Technology Acquisition: Captured enemy equipment, weapons, or vehicles are studied to understand their design, capabilities, and potential weaknesses. This knowledge can be used to improve the capturing force’s own equipment, develop countermeasures, or identify technological advancements. 
  3. Logistics and Resources: Captured enemy supplies, fuel, or infrastructure can be exploited to support the capturing force’s operations. These resources may include food, medical supplies, ammunition, or transportation assets that can be utilised to sustain or enhance the capturing force’s capabilities. 
  4. Psychological Warfare: Exploiting enemy materials or information can have a psychological impact on the enemy and the wider population. It can demonstrate the capturing force’s superiority, erode enemy morale, or disrupt enemy command and control structures.

Military exploitation requires specialised personnel with expertise in intelligence analysis, engineering, logistics, and technology. The process involves carefully cataloguing and prioritising captured resources and coordinating with relevant military units or agencies responsible for exploiting these assets. 

By effectively exploiting captured enemy resources, military forces can gain critical insights, technological advantages, and logistical support that can contribute to their operational success and overall mission objectives. 

What is Sensitive Site Exploitation (SSE)?

Sensitive Site Exploitation (SSE) is a critical process conducted by military and security forces to gather intelligence, information, and material from captured or secured sites of strategic importance. SSE is typically carried out in areas such as enemy bases, hideouts, command centres, or other locations where valuable intelligence or material may be found. The objective of SSE is to collect, document, and exploit any pertinent information, materials, or equipment discovered at these sites. 

During SSE, specialised personnel, such as intelligence analysts, forensic experts, and subject matter experts, carefully examine the captured site. The process involves systematic searching, documentation, collection, preservation, and analysis of various elements, including: 

  1. Documents and Media: Any written materials, documents, maps, or digital media found at the site are collected and analysed to gain insights into the enemy’s plans, organisation, or communication networks. 
  2. Equipment and Technology: Captured equipment, weapons, communications devices, or other technological assets are assessed to understand their capabilities, potential vulnerabilities, and implications for ongoing operations. 
  3. Forensic Evidence: SSE teams may collect and analyse physical evidence such as fingerprints, DNA samples, or residue to identify individuals, link them to specific activities, or gather forensic intelligence. 
  4. Biometric Data: Biometric information, such as fingerprints, facial recognition data, or iris scans, may be collected to assist in identifying individuals, linking them to specific networks, or determining their threat level. 
  5. Exploitable Materials: SSE may involve identifying and securing materials that can be exploited for intelligence or operational purposes, such as weapons, explosives, sensitive documents, or hazardous substances.

The information and materials collected during SSE can provide crucial insights into the enemy’s capabilities, intentions, network, or future operations. It contributes to the intelligence cycle, supports ongoing military planning and decision-making, and assists in targeting enemy elements. 

It’s worth noting that SSE is a complex and sensitive process that requires careful handling, documentation, and adherence to legal and ethical guidelines. The proper management and exploitation of captured information and materials can greatly enhance operational effectiveness and contribute to mission success. 

What is Tactical Site Exploitation (TSE)?

Tactical Site Exploitation (TSE) is a process carried out by military and security forces to gather time-sensitive intelligence and material from sites encountered during tactical operations. TSE occurs in real-time at locations such as enemy strongholds, suspected hideouts, or other areas of operational interest. 

The primary objective of TSE is to quickly assess and exploit captured sites to gather information that can immediately impact ongoing operations. TSE focuses on rapidly collecting actionable intelligence, materials, and documents that provide situational awareness, aid in decision-making, or facilitate follow-on missions. 

Key elements of Tactical Site Exploitation include: 

  1. Rapid Assessment: TSE teams swiftly assess the site, its layout, and potential threats while identifying areas of interest for further exploitation. 
  2. Intelligence Collection: TSE personnel gather time-sensitive intelligence by quickly searching the site for documents, electronic devices, maps, or other materials that may reveal enemy plans, identities, or networks. 
  3. Evidence Preservation: TSE teams carefully collect and document any physical evidence that may have forensic value, such as fingerprints, DNA samples, or residue, to assist in investigations or future intelligence analysis. 
  4. Material Exploitation: Captured weapons, explosives, communications equipment, or other sensitive materials are examined and exploited to gain insights into enemy capabilities, tactics, or vulnerabilities. 
  5. Site Security and Clearance: TSE teams ensure the site is secure, eliminating any immediate threats and preparing it for subsequent occupation or further exploitation by specialised units or intelligence personnel.

TSE is a critical component of tactical operations, enabling forces to rapidly gather intelligence, disrupt enemy networks, and enhance situational awareness on the battlefield. The information and materials collected during TSE contribute to immediate decision-making, operational planning, and ongoing targeting efforts. 

Due to the time-sensitive nature of TSE, the personnel conducting these operations are typically equipped with specialised tools and training to efficiently assess, collect, and exploit relevant information while maintaining operational security and force protection. 

Is J3Seven DEFCON approved?

Yes, J3Seven is a DEFCON approved sub-contractor, and has spent years building a world class team, and unmatched tools to provide premium technical support and repair for your CBRNe and Exploitation equipment. 

What is the teams experience?

A veteran-owned business with a highly experienced team at J3Seven applies knowledge gained through decades of active service to co-create and engineer solutions, design training exercises and deliver maintenance programs to protect the people who serve our nation. 

How does our production innovation help you?

Let us do the hard work for you to remain ahead of the curve on critical and emerging problems in your domain. The J3Seven team who consistently pioneer practical and sustainable solutions; invest in gloval research tours; source products from international conferences and fairs; and customise them to meet unique requirements of every client. 

What innovative services does J3Seven offer?

With a diverse skillset spanning risk analysis, strategic advisory, sourcing, engineering, systems integration, maintenance and user training, we help partners to overcome challenges which originally seem insurmountable. Through our one-stop-shop approach, we streamline the nation’s access to game changing CBRNe, EOD and Special Reconnaissance products. 


What are CBRNe detection and identification products and equipment?

CBRNe detection products and equipment are deployment-ready items available for purchase or procurement that can detect and protect from CBRNe (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive) threats, which are largely unseen. 

What are PPE products?

PPE stands for personal protective equipment and is critical to any operators working in potentially highly lethal environments. PPE includes items such as masks, hoods, gloves, undergarments, boots, socks, and filters. 

What are analytics products?

Analytics products are used to collect chemical and biological samples from all sorts of sites, whether a warzone or our nation’s capital city. 

What are decontamination products?

Decontamination products are able to remove or neutralise CBRNe agents from surfaces to prevent harm caused by continuous absorption following exposure.

Training & Courses

What is an EOD Technician?

An EOD Technician, also known as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician, is a highly trained professional responsible for identifying, assessing, and safely disposing of explosive devices. These technicians possess specialised knowledge and skills to handle a wide range of explosive hazards, including improvised explosive devices (IEDs), unexploded ordnance (UXO), and other dangerous materials. 

EOD Technicians typically work in the military, law enforcement, or other government agencies, as well as private sector organisations involved in security and safety. Their primary role is to neutralise explosive threats, protect lives, and ensure public safety. This demanding profession requires a high level of physical fitness, mental resilience, and technical expertise. 

EOD Technicians are trained in various aspects of explosives, including their construction, functioning, and disposal methods. They learn to assess the situation, gather intelligence, and employ specialised equipment and tools to handle explosive devices safely. This may involve using robots, X-ray machines, bomb suits, and other protective gear to mitigate the risk of personal injury. 

In addition to their technical expertise, EOD Technicians are skilled in decision-making, teamwork, and effective communication. They often work closely with other law enforcement agencies, emergency responders, and military units to coordinate and execute operations involving explosive threats. 

The work of an EOD Technician is critical in combating terrorism, responding to bomb threats, conducting post-conflict operations, and ensuring the safety of communities and personnel. Their dedication, bravery, and professionalism are essential in protecting lives and minimising the impact of explosive hazards. 

What kinds of training does J3Seven provide?

J3Seven provides Australia’s best CBRNe and Exploitation training, targeted to your specific needs and covering all skill levels (basic to advanced), equipment and scenario types. 

Where is the training conducted?

Most CBRNe training course are conducted at J3seven’s facilities in Sydney and Cairns. However, we conduct mobile training too at a range of facilities including international sites. 

Who delivers the training?

Our expert trainers are security-cleared members of the J3Seven team – ex-service people and operators with international experience, designing and delivering training for current operators. All our trainers are OEM certified so you have full confidence in the quality of training you receive.

Can J3Seven custom design a training course?

Yes, J3Seven provides tailored 1-on-1 or full team training for live-testing agents, emergency responders, law enforcement officers, and security specialists, to make sure you have confidence in your equipment and skills

Maintenance & Service

What is CBRNE maintenance?

CBRNE maintenance ensures you manage and maintain your CBRNE assets to maximise performance, longevity, and uptime – guaranteeing when you most need it, the products are in complete working order.

Does J3Seven manage all the repair work?

J3Seven will manage every aspect of the repair work. Our unique management solution makes it easy to oversee your equipment history and maintenance scheduling.

Where does J3Seven manage service and maintenance work?

We manage all serving on local soil – from our large facilities in Cairns and Sydney.

What is J3Seven's approach to maintenance and service?

We consider ourselves as your one-stop-shop solution, offering a holistic approach to procurement, training, and tailored through-life support. Our service delivery is expertly enabled by our OEM-certified technicians, our world class repair facilities, and our inventory management software. As a leading CBRNe and Exploitation supplier, mantainer and trainer, we will also liaise with OEMs on your behalf to drive innovation and ensure quality outcomes.