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1 UNCLASSIFIED NATO RTO AVT-115 Meeting September 2007 United States Munitions Demilitarization Priorities & Capabilities Mr. Larry Nortunen Defense Ammunition Center McAlester, OK

2 UNCLASSIFIED 2 Goals Stockpile Priorities Demilitarization Capabilities Global Demilitarization Symposium and Exhibition Agenda

3 UNCLASSIFIED 3 Reduce the Demil Stockpile Emphasize Closed Disposal Implement Resource Recovery and Recycling Promote Design for Demil Match Demil Execution Infrastructure Capability and Capacity to Execution Requirements Use Strategic Planning to Guide Operational Action Pursue, Transition and Integrate R&D Technologies that Close Capability Gaps Safety and Environmental Stewardship Demil Enterprise Goals

4 UNCLASSIFIED 4 Stockpile (~500,000 tons) by Family HIICM & CBUs HCHE CTGs HBHE Bombs PCPropellant Charges SCMisc and Incinerable HDHigh Explosive D PDPropellant Munitions SFFuzes

5 UNCLASSIFIED 5 Top Priorities PROJ, 155MM M483Bomb, GP 750# M117 CTG, 105MM M1CBU-71/B and CBU-58B

6 UNCLASSIFIED 6 Closed Disposal Demilitarization Disassembly Explosive Components Projectile Propellant Inert Components HE Cartridge

7 UNCLASSIFIED 7 Ammunition Peculiar Equipment (APE) APE 1002M3 Defuzing Machine APE 1106M2 Prime-Deprime Machine

8 UNCLASSIFIED 8 Missile Recycling Center (MRC) Access Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) warhead & motor Removal of Center Core Burster MLRS Motor entering nozzle removal station Nozzle separation exposing propellant grains

9 UNCLASSIFIED 9 Closed Disposal Demilitarization Disassembly Explosive Components Projectile Propellant Inert Components SUPPLEMENTARY CHARGE FUZE PRIMER HE Cartridge

10 UNCLASSIFIED 10 Closed-Loop Demilitarization Explosive Components Destructive Technologies Clean Metal Slag Waste Gases Wet Scrubber Clean Gas APE 1236 Deact Furn Plasma Ordnance Disposal System Contained Burn Contained Detonation Hydrolysis Hydrolysate Commercial Disposal

11 UNCLASSIFIED 11 APE 1236 Deactivation Furnace Small arms ammunition, primers, fuzes & boosters Flash: mm projectiles

12 UNCLASSIFIED 12 Contained Detonation 155mm HE & smaller HE projectiles and miscellaneous ammunition items, parts and/or components

13 UNCLASSIFIED 13 CAD/PAD Hydrolysis Project Cartridge/Propellant Actuated Devices (CADs/PADs) Currently processing 11 types of CADS Residual Metals require flashing prior to recycling

14 UNCLASSIFIED 14 Closed Disposal Demilitarization Disassembly Explosive Components Projectile Propellant Inert Components HE CHARGE PROJECTILE HE Cartridge

15 UNCLASSIFIED 15 Closed-Loop Demilitarization Projectile Explosives Removal Clean Water Recycled SCWO Clean Gas MSO Explosives Expl Cont Solid Expl Cont Liquid Solid Waste Gas Conv to Energetics Meltout Expl Rework Induction Heating

16 UNCLASSIFIED 16 APE 1401 Autoclave Meltout 75mm, 105mm, 8inch, 750 lb bomb Removes energetic from item for reclamation Variations at McAlester AAP, Hawthorne Army Depot and proposed in Korea

17 UNCLASSIFIED 17 Explosives Rework TNT/Tritonal Re-flakes melted-out TNT for reuse in new munitions loading

18 UNCLASSIFIED 18 Closed Disposal Demil Disassembly Explosive Components Projectile Propellant Inert Components PROPELLANT HE Cartridge

19 UNCLASSIFIED 19 Closed-Loop Demilitarization Recovered Propellant Mining Charges Organic Fertilizer Propellant Conversion Propellant Slurry Stability Testing

20 UNCLASSIFIED 20 Propellant Conversion Large grain gun propellant conversion to slurry mining charges

21 UNCLASSIFIED 21 Closed Disposal Demil Disassembly Explosive Components Projectile Propellant Inert Components CARTRIDGE CASE ROTATING BAND PROJECTILE HE Cartridge

22 UNCLASSIFIED 22 Closed-Loop Demilitarization Inert Components Decontamination Clean Metal APE 2048 Flashing Furnace Commercial Flashing Furnace Hot Gas Decontamination

23 UNCLASSIFIED 23 Hot Gas Decontamination Decontaminate munition items with trace energetics - up to 750 lb bombs

24 UNCLASSIFIED 24 Flashing Furnace Transportable Flashing Furnace to decontaminate munition items with trace energetics - up to 750 lb bombs

25 UNCLASSIFIED 25 Global Demil Symposium 2008 GLOBAL DEMILITARIZATION SYMPOSIUM AND EXHIBITION 5-9 May 2008 Salt Lake City, Utah For more information Phone:

26 UNCLASSIFIED 26 Safe – Efficient – Environmentally Acceptable No Silver Bullet for demil of all munitions MIDAS Analysis: – Ammunition Families – Tons (vs. quantities) – Capabilities Global Demilitarization Symposium and Exhibition – May 2008, Salt Lake City, USA Demil Summary


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