UXO Unexploded Ordnance Procedures

Publication Title:                   Unexploded Ordance UXO Procedures
Publication/revision date:    13 FEB 2003
Field Manual:                        FM 21-16
   Supersedes:                      FM 9-16, 30 JUL 1981
Distribution Restriction:       Approved for public release, distribution unlimited (public domain manuals)

CONTENTS
Table of Contents

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UXO WARNINGS
PREFACE
Purpose
Scope
Training Strategy
User Information
CHAPTER 1 - THE UXO HAZARD

UXO Locations and Threats

General Safety Guidelines

CHAPTER 2 - RECOGNIZE UXO

Dropped Ordnance

Projected Ordnance

Thrown Ordnance

Placed Ordnance

CHAPTER 3 - TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION

Protective Measures

Mark UXO

CHAPTER 4 - REPORT THE UXO HAZARD

UXO Spot Report

Prioritizing the Spot Report

CHAPTER 5 - SELF-EXTRACTION FROM UXO HAZARDS

Detection

Immediate Actions

Situational Assessment

Breaching Techniques

APPENDIX A - AMMUNITION COLOR CODES
APPENDIX B - DROPPED ORDNANCE IDENTIFICATION AND NET EXPLOSIVE WEIGHTS

Bombs

Dispenser

Submunitions

APPENDIX C - PROJECTED ORDNANCE IDENTIFICATION AND NET EXPOSIVE WEIGHTS

Projectiles

Mortars

Rockets

Guided Missiles
Rifle Grenades

APPENDIX D - THROWN ORDNANCE IDENTIFICATION AND NET EXPLOSIVE WEIGHTS

Fragmentation Grenades

Antitank Grenades

Smoke Grenades

Illumination Grenade

APPENDIX E - PLACED ORDNANCE IDENTIFICATION AND NET EXPLOSIVE WEIGHTS

Antipersonnel Mines

Antitank Mines

GLOSSARY

REFERENCES
AUTHORIZATION LETTER


 

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