Technology for the Certification of Range Residue
OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (TEST AND EVALUATION) WASHINGTON DC
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The safe disposal of range residue is one of the most challenging tasks facing Department of Defense DoD test and training range managers. Each year, DoD components expend almost 250,000 tons of ammunition to train warfighting forces test the reliability of ammunition stockpiles and develop new, more effective weapons to meet the demands associated with evolving military needs. Each of these facets of the range mission generates a corresponding quantity of residue that needs to be cleared from ranges and ultimately disposed of by range operating agencies. Range residue consists of practice munitions residual scrap from the expenditure of high-explosive rounds and munitions components such as cartridge cases, flare canisters, bomb fins, or expended rocket motors. It also includes target vehicle residue, dirt from earthen berms and backstops, and concrete or lumber from mockup targets.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Ammunition and Explosives