Sunday, February 22, 2009

Robots Remove UXO From Training Ranges

U.S. Marines from Light Armored Reconnaissance Platoon, Battalion Landing Team 2, 2nd Battalion, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit engage targets during live-fire training at Udairi Range, Kuwait, May 3, 2007. The 26th MEU is in Kuwait conducting scheduled sustainment training. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Freddy G. Cantu


WASHINGTON - Robotic technologies were used to detect and remove unexploded ordnance from training ranges at Fort Bliss, Texas, in a demonstration sponsored by the U.S. Army Environmental Command.

Experts from the Army's Environmental Command joined bloggers for a special roundtable discussion on how the demonstration went and how robotics could improve safety, efficiency, and provide cost-savings in UXO removal.

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