Army Team Leverages Expertise to Increase Readiness for Radiological Detection Missions

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Military Personnel wearing CBRN Protective Equipment
Source: U.S. Army photo by Maj. Steven M. Modugno

January 29, 2024 | Originally published by U.S. Army on January 9, 2024

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. – A team of Soldiers and U.S. Army civilians recently came together to design a better backpack.

Soldiers from the U.S. Army Nuclear Disablement Teams helped to conceptualize, coordinate, and create a backpack that helps them to provide theater-level confirmation and identification of radiological materials more quickly in a tactical environment.

The Nuclear Disablement Teams worked with partner organizations, including the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) Center from the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command.

The Nuclear Disablement Teams are part of the 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives (CBRNE) Command, the U.S. military’s premier CBRNE formation. The U.S. military’s only Nuclear Disablement Teams — NDT 1 “Manhattan,” NDT 2 “Iron Maiden,” and NDT 3 “Vandals” – are all stationed at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.

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