DODD 4540.01 CE-01
Use of International Airspace by U.S. Military Aircraft and for Missile and Projectile Firings
|Publication Date:||22 May 2017|
PURPOSE. In accordance with the authority in DoD Directive (DoDD) 5111.1 (Reference (a)) and the Deputy Secretary of Defense Memorandum (Reference (b)), this instruction:
a. Reissues DoD Instruction (DoDI) 4540.01 (Reference (c)) to establish policy and assign responsibilities governing U.S. military aircraft operations and missile and projectile firing activities in international airspace.
b. Identifies procedures for U.S. military aircraft operations and missile and projectile firing activities in international airspace consistent with the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Reference (d)) and the applicable navigational provisions as reflected in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Reference (e)).
APPLICABILITY. This instruction applies to OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities in the DoD (referred to collectively in this instruction as the "DoD Components").