PHYSICAL SECURITY OF SENSITIVE CONVENTIONAL ARMS, AMMUNITION, AND EXPLOSIVES
|Publication Date:||12 August 2000|
This Manual applies to AA&E described and categorized in Appendix 1 at land-based activities and facilities. It also applies to the storage and transportation of classified Category I-IV AA&E. It does not apply to the following:
Devices charged with chemical agents, except for those specified in Appendix 1.
Blank, .22 caliber, and inert training ammunition.
Artillery, tank, mortar ammunition 90mm and larger, and naval gun ammunition, 3 inches, 76mm, and larger.
AA&E aboard navy ships.
For the items enumerated in paragraphs C126.96.36.199., C188.8.131.52., C184.108.40.206., and C220.127.116.11., above, and other AA&E not categorized in Appendix 1, the DoD Components concerned shall prescribe minimum physical security requirements based on the security philosophy in this Manual. Additionally, DoD Components concerned shall prescribe minimum-security requirements for weapon systems and platforms as described in DoD 5200.8-R (reference (f)).
Physical inventories of AA&E shall be conducted in accordance with Chapter 5 of this Manual. AA&E shall be transported and protected in accordance with DoD 4500.9-R, "Defense Transportation Regulation (DTR)." (reference (h)), and Chapter 6 of this Manual.
This Manual is intended to provide adequate protection to AA&E stored at the Department of Defense and DoD contractor land-based activities during peacetime conditions. There may be operations unique to an activity, e.g., a Government-owned ammunition and explosives (A&E) manufacturing facility, etc., that dictate divergence from the requirements of this Manual. For such activities, the local environment and conditions must be evaluated, and the security requirements of this Manual tailored to the operating environment, based on practicality, cost, and mission performance. In these instances, waivers and exceptions to the requirements specified herein shall be submitted in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 2.
The criteria in this Manual do not apply to procurements of commercially available Category III and IV AA&E while at a commercial production facility. However, when such items are placed in transit to a DoD activity, all pertinent requirements of Chapter 6 apply.
The applicable Heads of the DoD Components may exempt arms and ammunition issued to flag rank officers from the requirements of this Manual (except for loss reporting). Where such exemptions are invoked, the affected arms and ammunition will be safeguarded and accounted for in a manner prescribed by the respective Heads of DoD Components.
On a case-by-case basis, the applicable Heads of DoD Components may exempt arms and ammunition issued to Component criminal investigators from the provisions of this Manual (except for loss reporting) if compliance would impede mission performance. Where such exemptions are invoked, the affected arms and ammunition will be safeguarded and accounted for in a manner prescribed by the Heads of DoD Components.