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US Air Force looks toward DU cleanup task
The United States Air Force is seeking industry input on widely anticipated requirements to demilitarise the only US training range that allows the live-fire of the 30mm depleted uranium (DU) round used on the A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft.
The DU round, officially designated PGU-14/B Armor-Piercing Incendiary (API), is one of three rounds used on the A-10’s GAU-8/A cannon, the other two being PGU-13/B High-Explosive Incendiary (HEI) and the PGU-15/B Target Practice (TP) rounds. The rounds are loaded in what is known as a ‘combat mix,’ usually featuring an HEI round followed by five API rounds.
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