Crane Army Disassembles Red Phosphorus Rounds

By Hayley SmithOctober 11, 2018

A Crane Army Ammunition Activity employee disassembles 81 mm red phosphorus rounds. The red phosphorus payload is chemically converted to phosphoric acid on base and sold as a fertilizer component. The aluminum and steel are also sold as scrap, minimizing waste and environmental impact. Crane Army specializes in conventional munitions support for U.S. Army and Joint Force readiness, including storage, quality control, shipment preparation, distribution, production and demilitarization.
1 / 1 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A Crane Army Ammunition Activity employee disassembles 81 mm red phosphorus rounds. The red phosphorus payload is chemically converted to phosphoric acid on base and sold as a fertilizer component. The aluminum and steel are also sold as scrap, minimizing waste and environmental impact. Crane Army specializes in conventional munitions support for U.S. Army and Joint Force readiness, including storage, quality control, shipment preparation, distribution, production and demilitarization. (Photo Credit: Hayley Smith) VIEW ORIGINAL