2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 21:38:48 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS: Robots clear UXO at Ft. Bliss (TX)
Robots Remove Unexploded Ordnance for New
Range Construction

Environmental Command leads technology demonstration at Fort Bliss.

By Stephen Baack
Fort Bliss Monitor
in Environmental Update, U.S. Army Environmental Center
Spring 2009

A variety of robotic technologies detected and removed unexploded ordnance from training ranges at Fort Bliss, Texas, during a demonstration sponsored by the U.S. Army Environmental Command early this year.

The demonstration was part of the Army's effort to find technologies to make new range construction safer, quicker and less costly. Base Realignment and Closure, Army growth and transformation are pushing range modernization to the top of the priority list at many installations.

Leaders from the Pentagon, USAEC, the Aberdeen Test Center, the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers observed the robots in action in February, near the end of the project.

The trial focused on pinpointing ways to detect and remove unexploded ordnance - a task more important than ever as the range modernization program expands, said Plyler McManus, chief of the Military Munitions Design Center for the Corps of Engineers.


For the entire article, see


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