The Recovered Chemical Materiel Directorate uses the Mobile Munitions Assessment System (MMAS) to provide analysis of recovered items with unknown fills. MMAS uses nonintrusive assessment equipment to rapidly provide detailed information on recovered items and distribute that information to appropriate authorities, reducing risk to the public, military and emergency personnel.
Unexploded or buried munitions may be found on test ranges and at munition burial sites. When recovered, the contents of these items may not be easily identifiable. MMAS can travel to the site, rapidly identify the contents and condition of recovered items and provide detailed analysis with minimal handling.
MMAS also serves as a command center, equipment storage area and weather monitoring system to determine optimal conditions for assessment operations. MMAS operators use cameras to monitor activity around the site. Powered by a portable generator, MMAS can be driven or transported by military aircraft to all 50 states and can remain on site for extended periods. Once on site, the system can operate within 25 minutes.