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Afghanistan Ordnance Identification Guide

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The Afghanistan Ordnance Identification Guide supports the U.S. Department of Defense humanitarian mine action program. This guide provides information to facilitate international unexploded ordnance (UXO) awareness and identification. This guide is not intended for use by Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians. Rather, it is designed for other personnel who, of necessity, are trying to identify ordnance in the absence of trained EOD military professionals.

Sponsored by OSD (SO/LIC) and funded by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA). Prepared by NAVEODTECHDIV.

DISCLAIMER/WARNING: Demining/unexploded ordnance (UXO) clearance operations are extremely hazardous and subject personnel involved to significant risk of serious injury or death. By its very nature, UXO is unpredictable and each incident presents unique problems that cannot be addressed in a general guide. While this product provides the best available information for identification of ordnance, the developers accept no legal responsibility for damage or injury to personnel or property resulting from its use.

The safe and effective use of the information in this guide assumes a certain level of technical competence in its target audience. At a minimum, users must be trained in general ordnance explosive safety and demolition procedures.

Use this information at your own risk!

Ordnance
Category
Description (click to open low-res pdf)
cover Front Cover, Table of Contents, Markings and General Ordnance Information
bomb Bomb
dispenser Dispenser, Cluster and Launcher
projectile Projectile
fuze Fuze/Firing Device
grenade Grenade
rocket Rocket
guided missile Guided Missile
landmine Landmine
pyrotechnic Pyrotechnic
ied Improvised Explosive Device
misc Miscellaneous Explosive Device
depth charge Depth Charge or Other Underwater
scatterable Scatterable