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Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Advanced Reentry Vehicle Fusing System, Scoville, Butte County, ID

Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Advanced Reentry Vehicle Fusing System, Scoville, Butte County, ID

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Significance: The AVRFS facility was built for the U.S. Air Force to evaluate the impact of gamma radiation on certain packages of instruments related to the fuzing system of guided missile warheads. During the mid-1960s, the American missile program was evolving both offensive and defensive capabilities with respect to guided missiles. The ARVFS bunker and the gamma exposure of a fuzing system were a very small part of a major national priority to maintain weapons superiority of the Soviet Union...
Survey number: HAER ID-33-B

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Historic American Engineering Record, creator
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butte county43.48046, -112.99611
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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