09 Dec '12, 5am

Remote Activation Munitions System allows combat engineers to have greater standoff from explosions

Remote Activation Munitions System allows combat engineers to have greater standoff from explosions

Instructors from the Engineer Explosive Ordinance Clearance Agent Course on Fort Leonard Wood became the students Nov. 26 to 29 as they learned about the Remote Activation Munitions System. RAMS is a secure, radio-controlled system designed to remotely control demolition charges. It consists of a transmitter and two types of receivers. RAMS is lightweight, just over three pounds for the transmitter and receiver, and has a system range of more than 5 kilometers. Staff Sgt. Andrew Hoover, new munitions training developer, said the best thing about the RAMS is it gives the route clearance elements a new alternative to shock tube. "It gives our Route Clearance Teams the ability to function without being tethered to the demolition," Hoover said. Sgt 1st Class Carlo Adame, EEOCA instructor, agreed. "When using a robot to place a charge it becomes a plus because we won't have to ...

Full article: http://www.army.mil/article/92437/

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