Repurposed bomb material provides Munitions Enterprise huge cost savings

Repurposing bomb material is one example of how the Army’s Joint Munitions Command continuously reviews its processes to be more efficient, while providing the munitions enterprise cost savings. The McAlester Army Ammunition Plant recently determined that scrap explosive material, PBXN-109, which is generated during the bomb production loading process, can be used as an effective explosive donor material for open detonation operations.

“Using scrap PBXN-109 and production High Explosive material for the Organic Industrial Base will reduce labor costs associated with the handling and disposing of the ash residues, and also help to augment current donor supplies while freeing up available demilitarization capacity at MCAAP,” said Dr. Keith Clift, physical scientist, JMC.

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Source: U.S. Army