On January 4, 2019, the US Army website officially announced that the US government has assigned an exclusive contract to Soukos Robots for a demilitarization project for ammunition and chemical weapons.
The US Army, in the search for innovative technologies for the demilitarization of obsolete ammunition and chemical weapons is set to establish the company’s “Castalia Mk3 / CH” demilitarization system at its facilities at Aberdeen.
As announced by the US Army’s Purchasing Directorate, the government has identified Castalia MK3 / CH as the world’s only secure technology capable of destroying large quantities of both chemical ammunition and conventional ammunition in a revolutionary and ecological way.
Following intensive and multiple testing, it was judged to be the most efficient and cost-effective technology on the international market.
The Soukos Castalia Demilitarization System is ideal for a controlled mechanical and ecological dismantling of multiple types of ammunition.
The Soukos Castalia Demilitarization System can demilitarize a wide range of ammunition, as well as to neutralize and exploit explosives through a series of proprietary processes.
During the procedure, there is no human intervention in any phase. Everything is automated and based on Soukos’ leading edge robotic systems; the system is capable of full ecodismantling capacity at 5ton/h.
“Castalia” is capable of demilitarizing ammunition of different types and calibers, such as:
All types of small arm-ammunition.
All types of anti-personnel mines and hand grenades.
Cartridges from 20mm up to 40mm.
Semi-fixed or separated artillery ammunition, all versions up to 155mm also with white phosphorous.
Various types of explosive or non-explosive ammunition components e.g fuses of all types, rocket motors, mine fuses, igniters, pyrotechnic devices, percussion primers, flares, booby-traps etc.
All types of HE-HEAT ammunition (57mm, 75mm, 76mm, 90mm, 105mm, 106mm, 120mm, 125mm etc).
All types of A/T mines and bombs.