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Military Seeks Bomb Disposal Technology Modernization

U.S. military officials have said it is important to modernize its explosive ordnance disposal technology, National Defense reported Friday.\n

Lt. Gen. Reynold Hoover, deputy commander of the U.S. Army’s Northern Command, said aside from being prepared for counterterrorist operations against insurgents from Iraq and Afghanistan, the country’s military forces must also be ready to demonstrate their weapons capabilities to adversaries Russia and China.

Hoover said during the Global EOD Symposium and Exposition in Bethesda, Md., that enemies often infiltrate the “gray zone”, which “represents challenges and opportunities for our EOD forces that will require strong government and industry cooperation, active academic research and development, and close collaboration between military and civilian law enforcement, the intelligence community and military services”.

He added the importance of not only upgrading military hardware but also boosting troop organization and implementing changes to how warfighters gather and disseminate information.

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