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Conventional Munitions Demilitarization

Mission

Achieve safe, economical and environmentally responsible demilitarization of the Nation’s stockpile of obsolete and non-serviceable munitions.
We achieve this mission by:

  • Performing end of life cycle demilitarization for all Department of Defense conventional munitions and missiles as the Single Manager for Conventional Ammunition
  • Achieving safe, economical and environmentally responsible demilitarization of the Nation’s stockpile of obsolete and non-serviceable munitions
  • Supporting DOD mission readiness through freeing up munition storage capacity
  • Accomplish munition demilitarization at organic and commercial facilities through closed disposal technologies and open burn/open detonation operations
 Capabilities
  • Demilitarization, recycle and disposal of conventional munitions, energetics, explosives and missiles
  • Provide subject matter expertise to munition developers on design for demilitarization and developing disposal plans for new munitions
  • Provide guidance and expertise to allied and partner nations on thermal treatment technologies and disposal of FMS supplied munitions
  • Supply recycled components for new ammunition production
  • Generate resources through Recovery and Recycling programs (approximately $6M/year)
  • Remove outdated and unsafe munition stockpile to reduce logistics burden in storage
  • Provide valuable space and volume in earth-cover magazine for new munition storage

Vendors

  • TNT: Global Ordnance, High Noon Unlimited, Paramount Enterprises International
  • Commercial Facilities: General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GD-OTS), EXPAL USA, Gradient Technology, Soukos Robots USA, Enviro Safe Demil (ESD)
  • Organic Facilities: Anniston Munitions Center, Blue Grass Army Depot, Crane Army Ammunition Activity, Letterkenny Munitions Center, McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Toole Army Depot, and Hawthorne Army Depot (operated by DynCorp Inc)

Recent Accomplishments

  • Demil Stockpile had decreased by 20% in the last two years. Stockpile below 375K tons.
  • RDT&E projects resulting in capabilities this year
    • IR Flare Simulator DEMIL
    • APE 1236 Feed System Upgrade
    • G826 IR Grenade DEMIL
    • Engine Starter Cartridge
    • Nike Hercules Rocket Motor DEMIL
    • APE 1236 RKI Updated Air Pollution Abatement System