Airfield bomb-clearing vehicles to be made in Alabama

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An Alabama company has a contract worth nearly $40 million for laser-equipped mine-resistant vehicles to disarm unexploded bombs and mines from airfields at a distance. The vehicles also have extendable arms to move debris.

Parsons Government Services Inc. of Huntsville will build 13 fully operational vehicles and three systems of spares by September 2023, according to the description in a list of Pentagon contracts signed Wednesday.

The vehicles will let users “effectively identify, disarm and clear unexploded ordnance from an airfield … with little to no collateral damage,” the notice states.

The Air Force contract is for $39.9 million.

Republished with the permission of the Associated Press.