Accession Number:

ADA383434

Title:

Explosive Destruction System (EDS) Main Trials at DERA Porton Down, UK

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE EVALUATION AND RESEARCH AGENCY PORTON DOWN (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-09-15

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

This document describes the main trials of the Explosive Destruction System EDS for the Programme Manager for Non-Stockpile Chemical Materiel, US Army at Edgewood Chemical and Biological Centre, by the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency at Porton Down. The EDS is a system designed for the destruction of recovered chemical weapons by explosive opening and chemical neutralization within a closed system. This report describes technical progress during the period from 10 May 2000 to 7 July 2000, and includes toxic operations with nominally mustard H filled munitions. It also summarizes the findings from the 1st, 2nd and 3rd interim reports and gives an analysis of these findings, together with those from the mustard munition campaign. This allows a set of conclusions on progress and results to be documented for the duration of the main trial, and gives suggestions for any future testing of the system before it enters operational use.

Subject Categories:

  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE