The US Army has awarded a contract to Versar Incorporated to support range cleanup of military munitions and explosives at the National Training Center (NTC), Fort Irwin, California, USA.

Under the $29.5m contract, Versar will locate, identify and dispose a wide variety of munitions and explosives so that NTC range operations can continue to be conducted safely and efficiently.

The NTC is the only instrumented training group capable of handling brigade-sized units and the centre conducts live force-on-force training exercises that can involve 4,000 to 5,000 soldiers every month.

The five-year contract has been awarded by the US Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District.