The ammunition surveillance inspection program is structured to ensure that the items in the stockpile meet
established explosive safety and reliability criteria and are properly classified. Inspections are performed by
trained and certified personnel using statistical sampling techniques and procedures. The program identifies items
for timely maintenance, disposal, priority of issue, and restricted use.
QASAS personnel conduct or closely direct all inspections and tests.
Applicable supplemental ammunition surveillance inspection procedures (SASIPs), drawings, specifications,
SOPs, and DD Forms 1650 (Ammunition Data Cards) are used during all prescribed inspections. These sources
are supplemented by related technical publications. Deviation from the standards indicated in these references
must be a matter of record both in reports to other agencies and on DA Forms 3022-R (Army Depot Surveillance
Records) (DSR cards).
When using drawings and specifications as standards for inspections, ensure that the items are compared with
drawings and specifications with the appropriate revisions. In the event of a conflict between defect
classifications in surveillance SBs and on the specification or drawing, use the defect classification in the SB.
Requests for ammunition drawings are made to the applicable command as follows:
Army (except chemical and GMLR) -Commander, US Army Armament, Munitions, and Chemical
Command, ATTN: AMSMC-TDR-TF, Rock Island, IL 61299-6000.
Army chemical (conventional) -Commander, US Army Chemical Research and Development Center,
Chemical System Laboratory Tech Support Division, ATTN: AMSMC-TDC, Aberdeen Proving Ground,
Army GMLR-Commander, US Army Missile Command, ATTN: AMSMI-WD, Redstone Arsenal, AL
Air Force-Commander, Hill Air Force Base, ATTN: MMEDT, Hill Air Force Base, UT 84056-5609.
Navy and Marine Corps-Commander, Naval Ordnance Station, Technical Documents Department, Code
8022, Louisville, KY 40214-5001.
The DD Form 1650 is another valuable source of information used during prescribed inspections. This record
describes one lot of ammunition. It is originally completed by the manufacturer, and provides drawing numbers
and other pertinent information on each component used in the assembly of one ammunition item. When the lot
is renovated or modified, a new DD Form 1650 is completed with updated information. An example of a
completed DD Form 1650 is shown in Figure 2-1.
Requests for DD Forms 1650 are made first to the consignor. If they are unavailable from the consignor, the
requests should be made to the Commander, US Army Armaments, Munitions, and Chemical Command, ATTN:
AMSMC-QAD, Rock Island, IL 61299-6000.
The examination of samples is normally conducted at an ammunition surveillance workshop building; however,
when authorized by the commander or his or her designated representative, examinations may be performed at the
storage site (or elsewhere), but they must conform to prescribed safety and security requirements.
Lots are normally inspected for deterioration, damage, unsafe conditions, and gross manufacturing defects.
Gauges and other precision measuring instruments are used during the conduct of sampling inspections, when