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NEW ORLEANS — A town in northwest Louisiana was being evacuated and state police were starting a criminal investigation of a company after finding about 6 million pounds of explosive material used in howitzers they say was stored illegally.
Boxes and small barrels of the M6 artillery propellant were found both outdoors and crammed into unauthorized buildings leased by Explo Systems Inc. at Camp Minden, the former Louisiana Army Ammunitions Plant, state police superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson said Sunday.
Police were evacuating the town of Doyline, about 270 miles northwest of New Orle
Originally posted by xXxinfidelxXx
reply to post by JBA2848
This is the American gov we're talking about here. My money's on sheer and total neglect of duty on the part of the Army, as well as the corporation that was contracted to formulate said explosives.
Explo Systems, Inc., a HUBZone small business contractor, of Minden, Louisiana, protests the award of a contract to General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, Inc., (GD-OTS), a large business in St. Petersburg, Florida, under request for proposals (RFP) No. W52P1J-10-R-0060, issued by the Department of the Army for the demilitarization and disposal of eight families of conventional ammunition. The protester argues that the Army failed to apply the HUBZone price evaluation preference in favor of Explo and improperly evaluated the awardee's proposal. We sustain in part, and deny in part, the protest.
Originally posted by phroziac
Did anyone notice the name of the company? Explo Systems? Explo lmao......
Recommendation Three Implement the U.S.-Korea Strategic Alliance 2015, but with the following caveats: o Track progress toward and adjust schedules for Operational Control (OPCON) transition and Combined Forces Command (CFC) dissolution via demonstrated achievement of scheduled actions and command and control arrangements (including possible mutually agreed to changes in supported-supporting relationships) and major changes in threat and conditions; and o Examine the option of replacing current U.S. ground combat units in Korea with rotations of trained and ready mechanized infantry, full combat artillery and aviation (including previously moved squadrons) brigades (with Eighth Army, 2nd Infantry Division, and the 210 artillery brigade headquarters permanently forward). The review should consider the impact on readiness, overall cost, and more robust capability.
Add additional capabilities to PACOM:
o Station one or more additional attack submarines in Guam to provide a critical
advantage in an A2AD environment;
o Deploy a second amphibious ready group (ARG) from the Atlantic to the Pacific to fill lift and maneuver shortfalls for the Marines; o Increase stockpiles of critical ammunition and weapons and replenish and upgrade prepositioned equipment and supplies; o Expand the use of U.S. Marines to develop and refine expeditionary defense capabilities with key allies and partners; and o Focus near-term investments in survivability of forward deployed forces.
Originally posted by stirling
What were they gona do with all that TNT they distilled from the ammunition.....??
Guncotton= cottonbatten with a dose of nitric acid poured over it.....basically......a very primitive form of explosive id think...?
Has the explosive formula for large ordinance changed so little since WW1?
Or just how dated is the stuff?