We are launching our evasive driving series with this collection of Iraq PSD Low-profile motorcade and evasive driving training footage. The Iraq stuff was shot in 2004-2005 in and around Baghdad in what was then known as the Triangle of Death. That name wasn't ironic either, like when you call a really big guy Tiny or a dog with three legs Lucky. That place totally blew.
Two out of our first three motorcades, run in early 04 in SUV type vehicles, were ambushed. We switched to the low-profile but high-powered BMWs, and Mercedes, and used station wagons as gun trucks. We relied on stealth and camouflage to move around whenever possible, and speed when stealth wasn't working out too good. It had it's disadvantages, like anything else, but after we got the hang of how to do it correctly, I would not have ridden any other way.
Camouflage is key. If you're going to look like the natives, you have to act like the natives. Aggressive blocking or other overt security moves are going to draw attention, so you have to be relaxed and accept the normal traffic flow around you more than you would if you were running a hardened, overt motorcade.
The training showcases a group of Force Recon Marines training to deploy to Iraq for a PSD mission. They are learning some of the techniques and tactics that may be needed to drive in that type of environment. Barricade breaching, the PIT, emergency turns, tactical backing, etc. are all valuable skills to possess. Seek qualified instruction before attempting any of the emergency maneuvers shown in the video.