UXO Technology Demonstration Program at Jefferson Proving Ground, Phase III.
Rept. for Sep-Nov 96.
ARMY ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY DIV
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The third in a series of unexploded ordnance UXO technology demonstrations at Jefferson Proving Ground, Madison IN, was conducted September through November, 1996. An existing controlled site was modified to incorporate geographically defined UXO scenarios, including an aerial gunnery range, artillery and mortal range, grenade and submunition range and an interrogation and burial area. The performance of 15 companies in detecting, localizing, characterizing or excavating UXO on these sites is documented in this report. In general, demonstrators detected and localized a significant portion of the emplaced UXO. Remotely operated excavation systems also demonstrated their capabilities to remove ordnance from the ground. A strong technology initiative is recommended to address needed improvements in the capability to distinguish ordnance and nonordnance.
- Ammunition and Explosives