Field Report: Putting the ICE on IEDs

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The breadbox-sized Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) Countermeasure Equipment, otherwise known as ICE, was developed by a team of engineers, scientists and Soldiers at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico using commercial and military technology, in order to defeat IEDs. IEDs, or impromptu land mines, are the most prominent threat to deployed service members in Iraq. Thousands of ICE systems are being utilized by all of the military services, and thousands of more are on order. For their engineering efforts Pickering, lead White Sands ICE engineer Shane Cunico, and lead engineer Sam Mares of New Mexico State University, recently received one of the Army's Greatest Inventions Awards for 2004....

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