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  • RAID design, fabrication, construction, integration, and testing were completed at the DES facility in Salt Lake City between March 2013 and November 2015.
  • Key RAID components were verified and accepted by the University of Minnesota on November 5, 2015.
  • The RAID drilling system was shipped by truck to the USAP vessel facility at Port Hueneme, California in November 2015.
  • RAID arrived at McMurdo Station in Antarctica on January 28, 2016.
  • Antarctic field trials and technical development were completed in 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19.
  • RAID will undergo further technical trials in 2019-20.

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