Defense department gets a new installation for dismantling toxic missiles
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    Defense department gets a new installation for dismantling toxic missiles

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    The Belgian defense department is going to buy an installation for dismantling toxic missiles from the Swedish company Dynasafe, according to an official contract notice. It will be set up in Poelkapelle (Western Flanders), and will replace a similar installation which was destroyed by an explosion in 2012. Since this incident, the Defense department’s bomb disposal service has had nowhere to destroy missiles. A collection of missiles to be destroyed has built up during the wait for a new installation, worrying a few politicians.

    A concrete solution has now been found. The Defense department recently published a message saying it had opted to go with the Swedish company Dynasafe Demil Systems AB. It acquired an installation to destroy toxic missiles.

    The date it will be put in service is not yet known. It was previously hoped it would be operational for 2016.

    The price also remains a mystery. The Defense department had estimated his type of installation would cost around 12 million euros.

    Maria Novak (Source: Belga)