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Q2 FY2020

U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Chemical Biological Center | Newsletter

CCDC Chemical Biological Center

News from the Field


Center personnel provided equipment assessment and operator refresher training to the 311th Military Intelligence Brigade at Camp Zama, Japan Oct. 28 through Nov. 1. Employees provided technical assistance for the M50 Joint Service General Purpose Mask, M4 Joint Chemical Agent Detector, AN/UDR-13 Radiac Set, AN/VDR-2 Radiac Set, M41 Protective Assessment Test System, and AN/PDR-75A Radiac Set to ensure warfighter proficiency and readiness.


Center personnel participated with Joint Product Manager Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives Analytics and Response Systems to field the Analytical Laboratory System-Material Work Order (ALS-MWO) to the 32nd National Guard Bureau civil support team located in Fort Meade, Maryland in September. The ALS-MWO allows the civil support teams to respond to CBRNE incident sites with identification and assessment of hazards, advice to civil authorities, and facilitation of follow-on military forces during emergencies and incidents.


CCDC Chemical Biological Center’s Advanced Design and Manufacturing Division worked with CDTF leadership at Fort Leonard Wood to conceptualize and produce entirely new training environments that provide a heightened sense of realism and immersion through high-resolution, high-quality background imagery composed of HD composite photography and 3D renderings.


Center employees traveled to Warren, Michigan in September to provide engineering support of the M26 Field Maintenance Technical Manual validation and verification. CBC members provided input to troubleshooting and maintenance work packages as well as information on parts availability, nomenclature, part numbering, usage and technical characteristics. The updated technical manual will provide warfighters with updated and enhanced instructions on how to maintain M26 Joint Service Transportable Small Scale Decontaminating Apparatus.


CCDC Chemical Biological Center personnel led the Joint Project Manager Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Sensors team Dismounted Reconnaissance Sets Kits and Outfits (DR SKO) missions at Camp Ripley in Little Falls, Minnesota Sept. 29 through Oct. 2. Center personnel led training and fielding support for the operator and maintainer-level training to the Minnesota Army National Guard’s 434th Chemical Company. The DR SKO is a set of mission-specific kits that significantly improves the warfighter’s capability for detection and presumptive identification, personal protective equipment, decontamination equipment, marking, sampling, decision analysis, reporting and support tools.


CCDC Chemical Biological Center representatives observed preliminary tests in October of the Agnostic Compact Demilitarization of Chemical Agents Expeditionary Destruction System (EXDS) at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas. This DARPA-funded project seeks to develop EXDS’s unique technology for use by the military to destroy chemical agents in the field. EXDS will be transported to APG for additional testing with actual mustard and GB chemical agents in 2020.