Ignition is either electric or nonelectric and is necessary for either method of disposal. Plans must
be made for providing the necessary materials for either igniting method. For an electric system, a
blasting machine, an electric blasting cap, and firing wires are necessary. For a nonelectric system, a
blasting fuse (safety fuse), a nonelectric blasting cap, a fuse lighter, and crimpers (to cut the safety fuse
and crimp the blasting cap to the safety fuse) are necessary.
COORDINATING WITH EOD
It is important that provision is made in the plan to contact the supporting EOD detachment before a
disposal operation. This is because EOD technicians are trained to identify, recover, detect, evaluate,
and dispose of all explosive ordnance, including chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons. The
supporting EOD element is thus available mostly to provide technical assistance but also to carry out
safety requirements. It can also cope with the hazardous condition of the ammunition or explosives
EOD personnel must destroy hazardous material that is beyond the capability of the unit or the
personnel normally assigned to this task. This is material called excessively or very hazardous on the
DA Form 2415. EOD also destroys duds and helps destroy ammunition that cannot be shipped to the
depot. In wartime, EOD destroys munitions to prevent enemy capture.
PREPARING AND SUBMITTING THE PLAN
The final step in preparing the plan is assembling all the information gathered into a plan. Most
plans include a map of the area to be used, a copy of the authorizing DA Form 2415, and a copy of the
SOP to be followed during destruction. This SOP is almost always on hand since most units have had
to destroy ammunition. If in the rare instance that this is the first time for the unit, the planner consults
the local administrative SOP for instructions on preparing an SOP. The disposal operation plan must
be prepared according to local SOP, TM 9-1300-206, the DOD Consolidated Ammunition Catalog, and
FM 9-13, Ammunition Handbook. The plan is then submitted to the ammunition senior NCO's
supervisor for comments; revisions, if any; and final approval.
Circle the letter of the correct answer to each question.
1. Which form is the authority for disposal of ammunition?
a. DA Form 581.
b. DA Form 2000-3.
c. DA Form 3151-R.
d. DA Form 2415.