UXB International Equipment Destroys Libyan Chemical Weapons

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Blacksburg, VA-based UXB International provided equipment and operational support for the destruction of Libyan chemical weapons in partnership with Swedish-based Dynasafe International.

UXB International, a global leader in applied technologies for mitigating the legacy hazards of war, has today announced its contribution to the successful completion of the destruction of lethal chemical weapons in Libya. The toxic arms, including artillery shells and aerial bombs, have been eliminated with a unique system supplied by UXB and its subcontractor, Dynasafe International, to Parsons Corporation, an international engineering, construction, technical, and professional services firm headquartered in California. The campaign was finalized within a challenging timeline, completing the disposal of 1.6 metric tons of weaponized sulphur mustard within Libya’s declared chemical weapons stockpile.

The project was executed under the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program, financed by the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) in collaboration with the Libyan National Authority (LNA), and was subject to verification by the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

The UXB team delivered a customized and transportable Static Detonation Chamber (SDC), designed, built, and delivered to Libya in only 8 months, for the destruction of weaponized chemical warfare artillery and bombs filled with mustard gas, with destruction completed on 26 January, 2014.

”The successful completion of this project represents a significant milestone in international efforts to destroy chemical weapons stockpiles around the world,” said UXB International CEO Richmond Dugger.

“UXB is honored to be a part of this project and is pleased to have the opportunity to demonstrate our unique solutions for the elimination of chemical weapons hazards within recent theatres of war. We hope that this successful project will be used as a template for similar projects in the future.”

Parsons group president Mary Ann Hopkins added, “Parsons takes great pride in being a part of this significant U.S. government program and in assisting Libya in meeting its Chemical Weapons Convention responsibilities. It is a top priority of Parsons to support the CTR Program’s mission to make the world safer by reducing the threat of weapons of mass destruction.”

About UXB International
UXB International, Inc. is a global environmental technology company with core business in military munitions, explosives, and reactive chemical support services. UXB provides critical support through innovative technology development, advanced systems engineering, design, fabrication and construction. The company has earned a stellar reputation for safety and quality while successfully completing projects in over 23 countries.

About Dynasafe International
Dynasafe Demil Systems (DDS) is a subsidiary of Dynasafe International, a world-leading conglomerate in the demilitarisation industry. With decades of experience, Dynasafe International provides integrated solutions across the disposal value chain; offering survey, search, location, clearance, containment, safe transport, recycling and disposal.

About Parsons Corporation
Founded in 1944, Parsons Corporation, an engineering, construction, technical, and professional services company, is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on defense/security, transportation, environmental/infrastructure, and resources. Parsons delivers design/design-build, program/construction management, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

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