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