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Big Tom

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10/9/2002

The purpose of Big Tom was to evaluate the feasibility of a biological attack against an island complex and to evaluate doctrine and tactics for delivery of such an attack.

Swamp Oak

Fact Sheet
10/9/2002

The objective of Swamp Oak was to determine area-time-dosage relationships as a function of burst height and agent diffusion characteristics, within subarctic forested areas, for Sarin nerve agent-filled artillery munitions in temperatures ranging from -1ºC to -18ºC.

Deseret Test Center Test 69-31

Fact Sheet
10/9/2002

The primary purpose of DTC Test 69-31 was to evaluate the continued effectiveness of the Shipboard Toxicological Operational Protection System (STOPS) of the USS Herbert J. Thomas (DD-833).

Dew Point

Fact Sheet
10/9/2002

The purpose of Dew Point was to determine the effectiveness of Sarin nerve agent-filled BLU-19/B23 bomblets ejected from an SUU-13/A dispenser, and M139 bomblets dropped from a SADEYE dispenser in a temperate summer forest environment.

Red Cloud

Fact Sheet
10/9/2002

The main purpose of Red Cloud was to obtain biological decay rate and animal infectivity data on aerosols of Francisella tularensis (wet and dry forms) disseminated in a frigid field environment.

Pine Ridge

Fact Sheet
10/9/2002

The purposes of Pine Ridge were to ascertain the percentage of BLU-19/B23 and BLU-20/B23 bomblets that function and to determine their dissemination points in or below a jungle canopy; to determine area-time-dosage and diffusion characteristics of agent BZ and Sarin nerve agent when disseminated from single bomblets; and, to estimate the effective area coverage that could be expected if agent BZ and Sarin nerve agent were disseminated from single or multiple SUU-13/A dispenser loads.

Watch Dog

Fact Sheet
10/9/2002

The main purpose of Watch Dog was to obtain viability decay rates of Francisella tularensis (wet and dry forms), Serratia marcesens, and Escherichia coli. and stabilized Francisella tularensis animal infectivity data in a summer temperate environment.

Whistle Down

Fact Sheet
10/9/2002

Whistle Down was primarily an investigation of the existence, nature, and extent of the hazard from Sarin nerve agent and VX nerve agent on environmental clothing, snow, and frozen ground.

Devil Hole, Phase 2

Fact Sheet
10/9/2002

Devil Hole, Phase II was conducted in temperate aspen and spruce forested terrain to provide weapons effects information for artillery delivered VX nerve agent-filled shells. The munitions used were M121A1 (155m) and M426 (8-inch) artillery shells filled with VX nerve agent.

Deseret Test Center Test 69-10

Fact Sheet
10/9/2002

In DTC Test 69-10, units of a US Marine Corps Ready Group were subjected to a simulated chemical agent spray attack while engaged in an amphibious assault.

Deseret Test Center Test 69-14

Fact Sheet
10/9/2002

The purpose of DTC Test 69-14 was to determine the hazards associated with inadvertent release of the MC-1 bomb during takeoff and landing, as well as the hazards resulting from bomb damage caused by hostile fire.

West Side, Phase II

Fact Sheet
10/9/2002

The purpose of West Side, Phase II was to evaluate the area coverage capabilities of the A/B 45-Y-4/F-105 powdered agent dissemination system as used operationally over a northern open plains region during cold weather.

Rapid Tan I, II, III

Fact Sheet
10/9/2002

Deseret Test Center Test 68-13 (Rapid Tan I, II, III) was a joint U.S., U.K., and Canadian program designed to investigate the extent and duration of hazard following a Tabun, Soman or V nerve agent attack.

Deseret Test Center Test 70-73

Fact Sheet
10/9/2002

The purpose of DTC Test 70-73 was to examine potential secondary aerosol hazards to friendly troops following a biological agent attack.

Night Train

Fact Sheet
10/9/2002

The primary purpose of Night Train was to study the penetration of an arctic inversion by a biological aerosol cloud.

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