PLANNING FOR THE EMERGENCY DESTRUCTION
OF CONVENTIONAL AMMUNITION
STP 9-91DII-MQS: 03-4010-01-0006
In this lesson, you will learn how to plan ED operations at an ammunition storage facility.
Terminal Learning Objective
Describe the procedures necessary to perform ED operations at an ammunition storage facility.
To do this, you must be able to:
Cite the authority authorized to order ED.
Describe the method of ED most effective for different types of ammunition.
Identify the types of demolition materials authorized for use in ED operations.
Describe the different demolition firing systems.
Develop an ED area layout of an ASP.
Develop an ED SOP.
You will have this subcourse booklet and will work without supervision.
There are no
supplementary requirements for this lesson.
Description of procedures will be in accordance with this lesson.
The material in this lesson was derived from TM 9-1300-206, TM 9-1300-277, TM 9-1375-213-
12, FM 5-25, and FM 9-13.
As an ammunition officer in a tactical situation, you will be required to plan for and possibly conduct the ED of
all ammunition and explosive stocks in your storage facility. The size of your facility may vary from a small ASP
to a large CSA or TSA. Regardless of the size of the facility, ED procedures will remain the same and each unit
must be prepared to perform this type of operation. In this lesson, the procedures involved in the ED of
ammunition will be covered.
As you can probably tell, the ED of all stocks in a storage facility is not something that can be done on the spur of
the moment without prior planning. Planning for ED operations begins when a storage facility is established, as
part of the unit's SOP. The ED part of the unit SOP should provide guidance for destroying all assets in the
storage area. It should address the when, where, and how of ED. The ED SOP should also include the name and
position of the individual who is authorized to execute the ED action.