Kuwaiti Ministry of Defense and U.S. explosive ordnance disposal teams joined forces for a controlled munitions detonation training designed to share knowledge in disposing of newly upgraded artillery rounds known as insensitive munitions. The new version of the round uses an upgraded shell casing and explosive charge that requires revised techniques for controlled detonations.
The training was designed by EOD technicians with the U.S. Army 744th Ordnance Company at Camp Buehring and included participation from technicians from the 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron at Ali Al Salem Air Base and Kuwaiti Ministry of Defense EOD teams.
“The main purpose of the training was to demonstrate the proper procedures and techniques of insensitive munitions disposal to the Kuwaitis,” said U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Michael Ryan, 744th Ordnance Company operations sergeant. “This has been our third time teaming up with the Kuwaiti Ministry of Defense since we have been in the country over the course of the last seven months.”