Jun 26 2009

Shelby Announces $12 Million for Missile and Space Intelligence Center

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced committee approval of the fiscal year 2010 Defense Authorization bill.  Included in this bill is $12 million for the Missile and Space Intelligence Center (MSIC) Explosive Ordinance Exploitation (EOE) Complex, located at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville.  The bill will now go to the Senate floor for consideration.

“MSIC is critically important to national security as they collect information on foreign missile threats and evaluate foreign missile systems,” said Shelby.  “This facility will provide a safe, efficient, and modern EOE complex to meet the specialized needs of the Foreign Military Exploitation team’s missile disassembly, research, and testing operations.”

The MSIC EOE complex consists of seven stand alone facilities and two open storage facilities to support hazardous and non-hazardous operations and materiels.  The explosive operations building, used for missile disassembly, has four work bays and explosion proof infrastructure.  The open storage areas will allow for outside explosive storage of oversized foreign materiel with minimal hazards.  Other buildings are workspace, conference room, and a communications processing center.