The goal of the Plowshare Program was to utilize nuclear explosives for peaceful purposes. Vela Uniform was an element of Project Vela conducted jointly by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) and Department of Defense. Its purpose was to develop the technological capability of detecting and identifying underground and underwater nuclear detonations. Both Plowshare and Vela Uniform included tests of non-nuclear explosives. The Plowshare and Vela Uniform Program managed by LM includes sites where non-nuclear tests were conducted or where planned nuclear tests were canceled. LM performs minor maintenance and maintains records and histories for these sites. For more information about the Plowshare/Vela Uniform Program Sites, view the fact sheet.