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Workers Produce Bombs With Aim Of Saving Lives

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Associated Press Release

FORT GORDON, Ga. (AP) -- Brian Clayson has more than a dozen explosives outside his Fort Gordon office.

The collection includes a pressure-cooker bomb similar to the one used during the Boston Marathon attack; a suicide vest commonly found in the Middle East; and a hollowed-out, dynamite-filled boulder soldiers routinely encounter while deployed to Iraq.

The Augusta Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/18jpolk) that none of the weapons is made to kill. All are built to save soldiers' lives.

Clayson heads a staff of 10 civilian employees at Fort Gordon who design and manufacture more than 280 war-type training aids for the U.S. military.

The 45,000-square-foot "fabrication center" collects explosives from around the world, declassifies the items and through the use of $2 million in high-powered drilling systems, water jets and wire cutters, builds prototypes of the devices.

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Information from: The Augusta Chronicle , http://www.augustachronicle.com


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