ARMY - DA PAM 742–1
Ammunition Surveillance Procedures
|Publication Date:||22 November 2016|
a. This publication encompasses military munitions at both the wholesale and retail level. Military munitions means all ammunition products and components produced for or used by the armed forces for national defense and security, including ammunition products or components under the control of the DOD, the Coast Guard, the Department of Energy, and the National Guard. The term includes confined gaseous, liquid, and solid propellants; explosives, pyrotechnics, chemical and riot control agents, smokes, and incendiaries, including bulk explosives and chemical warfare agents; chemical munitions, rockets, guided and ballistic missiles, bombs, warheads, mortar rounds, artillery ammunition, small arms ammunition, grenades, mines, torpedoes, depth charges, cluster munitions and dispensers, and demolition charges; and devices and components of any item thereof. The term does not include wholly inert items, improvised explosive devices, and nuclear weapons, nuclear devices, and nuclear components, other than nonnuclear components of nuclear devices that are managed under the nuclear weapons program of the Department of Energy after all required sanitization operations under the Title 42, United States Code (USC), Section 2011 (42 USC 2011) have been completed. Additionally, this document addresses research, development test and evaluation (RDT&E) stocks in storage.
b. The procedures contained herein apply to military munitions in the wholesale, retail, combat support stockpiles, and ammunition in the hands of troops worldwide. This includes, but is not limited to depots, munitions centers, ammunition plants, RDT&E facilities, proving grounds, theater storage areas, ammunition supply points (ASPs), ammunition transfer and holding points (ATPs), and combat load storage areas.
c. Use of this publication is mandatory for each DA element that has a receipt, storage, issue, maintenance, demilitarization (DEMIL) and/or disposal, surveillance, transportation, or test mission for military munitions.
The publication implement the Department of the Army (DA) Ammunition Surveillance policies and functions established by AR 702-6 and AR 740-1. This document also prescribes the procedures to assure quality requirements for ammunition and explosives (AE) (also referred to as Department of Defense (DOD) military munitions or Class V) and materiel provided to foreign governments under the Army Security Assistance Program. This pamphlet also applies to standard and nonstandard munitions including commercial and foreign munitions, and nonstandard munitions approved for use by U.S. Forces, including such munitions as that used with developmental or experimental ammunition, for example, a charge used to propel experimental projectiles, munitions issued for comparison purposes during research, developmental, or test phases of new items, munitions used for seating, warming, spotting, or other purposes during testing, and munitions being evaluated for lot acceptance purposes or fly-to-buy contracts (guided missiles and large rockets only).