Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

November 14, 2017
Marine Corps rocket tests begin this week at TEAD

The U.S. Marine Corps will be testing a weapons system at Tooele Army Depot beginning today, which is scheduled to run for eight days.

TEAD will support testing of rockets at the west side of the main area from Nov. 14-18 and Nov. 20-22, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., according to a news release. The weapons system is expected to have a decibel level of 140 dB, which is approximately the same as a jet engine at 100 feet.

The testing is intended to determine the safety and serviceability of the Marine Corps rockets, according to the release. The testing is expected to occur every five minutes.

“The tests are part of the Marine Corps’ efforts to evaluate reliability and safety of this ammunition,” said the release. The installation has the capability for the testing, which will be observed by range safety officers from the depot, according to TEAD public affairs officer Lally Laksbergs.

This is the first time TEAD will host testing of this rocket, but Laksbergs said the Marine Corps approached the installation because it had the necessary resources.

Residents with concerns about the testing can contact the TEAD detonation hotline at 435-833-3300.

TEAD is an active joint ammunition storage site, including the storing, shipping, receiving and inspection of conventional ammunition.

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