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United States of America
United States of America

Test Facilities at Fort A. P. Hill:


Name: Fort A. P. Hill Demolition Site 71A
Description: Demolition Site 71A is an active countermine system development and demonstration test site.

Category: Type:

Mechanical Equipment Detector Protection Equipment EOD Others

Plow

Flail

Sifter

Spike

Metal Detector

GPR

Seismic

IR

TNA

Block Explosive

Shaped Charge

Flare

LexFoam

Power Spike


Point of contact

Name: Mr. Bert Garcia
Function: U.S. ITEP POC
Phone / Fax: 703-693-5223/703-693-3039
Email:

General information

Indoor / outdoor: Outdoor
Test area (m2): 15,000 m2
Explosive allowed: Yes
Services:  
Working office:

Size (m2)

Heating / Cooling

Phone / Fax

Internet access

 (for visiting users)

185 m2

Cooling

Phone

Yes


Description

Test site consists of six vehicle test lanes: five are 300m long (3 bank-run gravel; 2 Virginia soil); one is 500m long (250m soil; 250m gravel). In addition, each vehicle lane has a 50m calibration lane.

The hand-held detection test area consists of sixteen 2mx70m test lanes and a test grid of 20mx49m containing 980 test squares (1m2 each) which contain a mix of live mine targets, UXO, clutter, or nothing.

The two neutralization test areas each measure 120mx240m and are separated from the vehicle and hand-held test areas. These test areas were designed for testing large RDX and TNT AT mines.

Humanitarian demining test areas consist of hand-held and vehicle-mounted test lanes, operational field test lanes, and open fields and wooded mechanical clearing test areas. Explosive and fire neutralization tests are conducted in common neutralization test areas on site.

Test targets available for testing in all areas include simulant mines and live, production mines with interrupted fuzes.

Live AP mines include: VAL 69, VS 50, M 14, PMA 3, PMD 6, PS 50, and Type 72.

Live AT mines include: M 15, M 21, PM 46, TM 62 MS, M 19, TMA 4, TM 62 P 3, VS 1.6, and VS 2.2.


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