Original Date: 09/15/1997
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Chemical Demilitarization Program Support
The Ammunition Equipment Directorate (AED) has supported the Program Manager for Chemical Demilitarization with a variety of equipment for 28 years. AED has a long history of providing the development, fabrication, and testing of chemical demilitarization equipment throughout various sites. AED has developed, designed, and tested the Rapid Response System (RRS) for non-stockpiled suspected chemical munitions.
RRS is a mobile, self-contained unit designed to go on-site to test, identify, and neutralize suspected chemical munitions found in various non-stockpiled CONUS locations. Most of these sites are decommissioned, ex-military locations. Many of these items have been abandoned for several years, some for several decades. The key to RRS has been the use of RAMAN Spectrophotometer technology to identify the agents in suspected chemical munitions. This system has a vast potential for use in a variety of non-Department of Defense (DOD) applications such as the identification of hazardous waste at building construction or building renovation locations.
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