ARTS and craft: EOD test new remote-controlled vehicle

Airmen from the 786th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal bring an All-purpose Remote Transport System back during a training event Jan. 28, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The training was to test the ARTS’s efficiency at maneuvering around an environment and locating key objects. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

Airmen from the 786th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal bring an All-purpose Remote Transport System back during a training event Jan. 28, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The training was to test the ARTS’s efficiency at maneuvering around an environment and locating key objects. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

Senior Airman Jeffrey Knelange and Airman 1st Class Kevin Leyden, both 786th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians, navigate a remote-controlled EOD vehicle Jan. 28, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The vehicle, an All-purpose Remote Transport System, is a 3.5-ton vehicle that is can be used as several different tools such as a forklift or an unexploded ordnance clearance vehicle. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

Senior Airman Jeffrey Knelange and Airman 1st Class Kevin Leyden, both 786th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians, navigate a remote-controlled EOD vehicle Jan. 28, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The vehicle, an All-purpose Remote Transport System, is a 3.5-ton vehicle that is can be used as several different tools such as a forklift or an unexploded ordnance clearance vehicle. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

Airmen from the 786th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal configure their remote computer as they prepare to do maintenance on their All-purpose Remote Transport System Jan. 28, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The Airmen tested the ARTS on maneuvering through an environment and locating objects scattered around the training area. (U.S. Air force photo/Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

Airmen from the 786th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal configure their remote computer as they prepare to do maintenance on their All-purpose Remote Transport System Jan. 28, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The Airmen tested the ARTS on maneuvering through an environment and locating objects scattered around the training area. (U.S. Air force photo/Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

A technician from the 786th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal prepares the All-purpose Remote Transport System to begin testing Jan. 28, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The ARTS was tested on how it would perform in locating and picking up explosive hazards while keeping the Airmen controlling it safe at a distance. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

A technician from the 786th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal prepares the All-purpose Remote Transport System to begin testing Jan. 28, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The ARTS was tested on how it would perform in locating and picking up explosive hazards while keeping the Airmen controlling it safe at a distance. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

Staff Sgt. Ryan Gamboni, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician, controls an All-purpose Remote Transport System through a remote computer Jan. 28, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Gamboni and other EOD Airmen worked with the ARTS by testing its controls as it located objects placed around the training area. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

Staff Sgt. Ryan Gamboni, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician, controls an All-purpose Remote Transport System through a remote computer Jan. 28, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Gamboni and other EOD Airmen worked with the ARTS by testing its controls as it located objects placed around the training area. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

Staff Sgt. Andrew Trelly, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician, controls an All-purpose Remote Transport System from a remote computer Jan. 28, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Airmen tested the ARTS’s maneuverability and ability to locate specific objects. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

Staff Sgt. Andrew Trelly, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician, controls an All-purpose Remote Transport System from a remote computer Jan. 28, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Airmen tested the ARTS’s maneuverability and ability to locate specific objects. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

An All-purpose Remote Transport System picks up an inert bomb, used for training purposes, Jan. 28, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Airmen assigned to the 786th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal, tested the ARTS’s functions by locating and picking up test objects.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

An All-purpose Remote Transport System picks up an inert bomb, used for training purposes, Jan. 28, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Airmen assigned to the 786th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal, tested the ARTS’s functions by locating and picking up test objects. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

An All-purpose Remote Transport System locates and picks up debris during an Explosive Ordnance Disposal training event Jan. 28, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The ARTS is a Kevlar-tracked, remote-controlled 3.5-ton vehicle that can be transformed into a multipurpose tool such as a forklift or an unexploded ordnance remover. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

An All-purpose Remote Transport System locates and picks up debris during an Explosive Ordnance Disposal training event Jan. 28, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The ARTS is a Kevlar-tracked, remote-controlled 3.5-ton vehicle that can be transformed into a multipurpose tool such as a forklift or an unexploded ordnance remover. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)