When a critical defect is encountered during the functional test, the QASAS in charge is notified. If there is no
hazard to the personnel performing the test, the test should be completed. If the QASAS in charge considers the
continuation of the function test to be hazardous, further testing of the lot is immediately discontinued and the
appropriate commodity command is notified.
Function tests of conventional and chemical ammunition stored at installations are performed as directed by
AMCCOM. AMCCOM includes basic and operational loads and contingency stocks of function test items in the
CCFTP and directs the shipment of samples to designated facilities for testing. AMCCOM also furnishes advance
planning data for budgeting and programming.
Upon receipt of sample requests from AMCCOM, representative samples from each lot are selected by a QASAS
and prepared for shipment. AMCCOM evaluates the test findings and furnishes dispositions for all materiel
determined to be other than functionally serviceable.
The large-caliber stockpile reliability program (LCSRP) includes gun, howitzer, and mortar ammunition larger
than 40mm; mines; and small rockets. The actual testing is conducted by the test facilities in compliance with the
appropriate ASTP. LCSRP samples are selected and prepared for shipment according to the general guidance of
current regulations and the specific instructions provided in each request for samples.
Functional Codes (FCs)
FCs are assigned to ammunition lots based on test results. These FCs apply to all conventional and chemical
munitions included within the CCFTP. They are assigned and used by AMCCOM in arriving at final condition
code determinations. The FCs are as follows:
FC-A describes munitions that are functionally serviceable and perform essentially to their design intent for
FC-B describes munitions that are functionally serviceable and completely satisfactory for service use.
Although somewhat below FC-A in overall performance, the item lot is not sufficiently impaired to warrant
reconditioning or demilitarization.
FC-D describes munitions that are markedly inferior to FC-B in functional performance. Their issue would
be justified only in an emergency. Such items should be demilitarized, renovated, or used as priority for
training to preclude loss of assets, as determined by the commodity command.
FC-J describes lots that are considered too hazardous to use due to a critical functional defect or malfunction
encountered during testing, training, or combat.
Lots tested and evaluated as FC-A or FC-B, based on functional performance characteristics, are functionally
serviceable for unrestricted issue and use, unless there is a specific stipulation qualifying their use (such as
"restricted to training use only").
Lots from which samples have been submitted to ammunition test facilities are considered functionally
serviceable unless otherwise instructed or specified. These lots are retained in the condition codes assigned based
on current visual inspections. Upon completion of ASRP testing and evaluation, AMCCOM notifies all
concerned activities if a change to functional status is required.
Ammunition Condition Codes (ACCs)
Every item of ammunition is assigned an ACC. ACCs are designated based on a combination of tests and
inspections. They are based on both functional and nonfunctional characteristics.