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Executes projects involving Chemical Warfare Materiel (CWM) in accordance with ER 1110-1-8153, including those paragraphs designating responsibilities for an OE Design Center (i.e., Paragraphs 9.d, 10.c.(3), 14.b(3)(a), 14.d.(4), 14.e. and 14.f.).  The RCWM Design Center also handles special projects on a case-by-case basis.

For more information please call
(256) 895-1240

We provide safe and secure overseas munitions clearance and management including recovery, transportation, segregation and destruction of munitions. We also perform low voltage electrical inspections of all U.S. Forces occupied facilities in Afghanistan including fire safety inspections and training.

For more information call
(256) 679-8728.

Call us and tell us about the site. We perform reconnaissance and provide a report estimating the Munitions and Explosives Concern (MEC) risk levels and areas. We overlay construction plan on the MEC risk map to create the removal design and estimate the cost. after the removal design is fCOMPLETED, one of our 11 contractors starts working in as little as 60 days. The clearance schedule is planned to support your construction schedule.

We offer vegetation clearance services in MEC contaminated areas using remotely-operated forestry mulchers. We also have a  contractor offering a range of robot-enhanced services for both MEC clearance and range operations support needs. Work that can begin in as little as 30 days includes:

  • Vegetation Clearance
  • Surface MEC Clearance
  • Digital Geophysical Mapping (DGM) of subsurface anomalies
  • Trenching and dozing in MEC-contaminated areas
  • Subsurface MEC clearance
  • LOS and brush clearance
  • Autonomous mowing and surface clearance
  • Day and night operations
     

For more information, call (256) 895-1564. 

Responsible for performing safety oversight, quality assurance and contract surveillance for military munitions projects, ensuring compliance with unexploded ordnance (UXO) procedures and the contractor's project work and Accident Prevention plans by providing on-site OE safety specialists at military munitions projects, as well as reviewing procedures and documents to provide military munitions safety and technical assistance and guidance.
  • Establishes and maintains a technical capability to identify, investigate, and ensure the cleanup of unexploded ordnance, explosive waste, and military chemical agents from DOD Formerly Used Defense sites (FUDS), active installations, base closure properties and International Operations.
     
  • Provides OE Safety Specialist support to the CEHNC Chemical Warfare Material Design Center, the CEHNC Military Munitions' Design Center and the International Operations Center.
     
  • Has subject matter experts available for telephonic or written inquiries or attends meetings regarding military munitions safety and technical information/support for military munitions projects.
     
  • Upon request, provides support to other Military Munitions Design Centers and Remedial Action Districts.

For more information, call (256) 895-1598.

Ordnance & Explosives Directorate

Huntsville Center’s Ordnance and Explosives Directorate safely eliminates or reduces risks from ordnance, explosives and recovered chemical warfare materiel.

Programs include:

Chemical Warfare Design Center that investigates and remediates chemical weapons remnants.

The Conventional Munitions Design Center that provides guidance for Formerly Used Defense Sites, Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) sites and active ranges.

International Operations Division that manages the disposal of unserviceable ammunition and ammunition items recovered by U.S. field units during operations in Iraq, and demining operations in Afghanistan. The directorate also demilitarizes large rocket motors and multiple launch rocket systems.

Huntsville Center's Ordnance and Explosives Center of Expertise in cooperation with local Corps districts, public officials and interested citizens, supports detection and disposal of unexploded ordnance that poses an imminent and substantial endangerment to public health or to the environment.