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					                                     APPENDIX C
                    EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL UNITS
                                  INTRODUCTION
     One of the most critical yet deadly                ° Examine existing reports.
sources of TECHINT on the battlefield
is explosive ordnance. In order to                      ° Prepare reports on new and
safely exploit this ordnance, EOD                         unusual items of explosive
units, in accordance with theater                         ordnance for OD TECHINT purposes.
mission priorities--
                                                This appendix describes the support
   ° Provide EOD personnel to support       EOD personnel provide to TECHINT
     TECHINT teams and units.               elements and how they interface.

                                     PROCEDURES
     EOD personnel perform all RSP. As      interested in exploiting known ordnance
a result, their expertise and               and weapons that may have been recently
assistance are vital when explosive         modified. The Threat often does this
ordnance is being examined, moved, or       without making substantial style or
evacuated. Their assistance is              body changes. When an unidentified
particularly critical when the ordnance     item is uncovered it may indicate a
is unidentifiable. In these cases, in       major new threat capability or a
addition to rendering the ordnance          modification to an existing
safe, the methods they use also may         capability. Often fragments of
eliminate or reduce damage to the item.     unidentified ordnance and weapons,
                                            retrieved at considerable risk, are the
    When explosive ordnance is              crucial element in the identification
obtained, photograph it as completely       process.
as possible before and after it is
moved. These photographs must show                  The follwwing guidelines apply to
scale and indicate dimensions. When             the recovery and evacuation of
photography is not possible, make               explosive ordnance:
detailed drawings with accurate
measurements.                                       ° New or unknown types of foreign
                                                      explosive ordnance recovered by
    After foreign explosive CB                        EOD must be turned over to
ammunition is rendered safe, it is                    TECHINT units for disposition.
forwarded through TECHINT channels to
the designated chemical laboratory.                 ° Foreign nuclear weapons or
There, samples of the agent filling are               components, including sabotage
extracted. These samples are analyzed                 devices, are evacuated through
by the chemical laboratory and then                   TECHINT channels. Security
forwarded to a medical laboratory for                 classification of such items,
identification.                                       once in evacuation channels, will
                                                      not be lower than SECRET
    TECHINT units are particularly                    (RESTRICTED DATA).


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      ° Security and technical escorts                modified in war due resource
        are required to provide safety                limitations. At EAC TECHINT,
        controls for shipments of NBC and             personnel coordinate with the G2
        other hazardous items of                      staff to establish the
        explosive ordnance. The                       requirement and arrange for
        procedures used in peacetime to               escorts.
        accomplish this may have to be

                                    COLLECTION
     The danger of fires, explosions,     PERSONNEL. EOD personnel are
burns, and accidents always exists when responsible for the explosive
dealing with explosive ordnance. This     components or hazardous materials
 is because often ordnance is armed or    associated with such devices.
booby-trpped and must be disarmed
before it can be evacuated. EXTREME            Place requests for personnel to
CAUTION MUST BE EXERCISED WHEN TAUT dismantle and strip fuses and other
WIRE AND PULL RELEASES ARE ENCOUNTERED.   dangerous components through TECHINT
                                          and EOD staffs. Unusual mechanisms
     ONLY TRAINED WEAPONS AND MUNITIONS like booby traps are reported
SPECIALISTS ANALYZE OR TEST CAPTURED      immediately by SALUTE report to the
MINES AND BOOBY TRAPS. Therefore, when CMEC. This ensures that foreign
this type of ordnance is discovered       explosive ordnance reports, of great
the unit should not attempt to disarm     interest to TECHINT personnel, are
or move it. THESE PROCEDURES ARE          acted on quickly.
PERFORMED ONLY BY EXPERIENCED EOD

                              FOREIGN AMMUNITION
    Foreign munitions are of great              Manufacturng methods and details of
value to the intelligence effort.               design are valuable to Army R&D
Samples of ammunition are important to          agencies Some other types of
Army R&D efforts and may also have              information that are important to
immediate tactical significance. New            collect against are listed below:
and modified foreign munitions are of
special interest, as well.                          ° New items of enemy explosive
                                                      ordnance.
     The markings and materials used may
have strategic value; or the mere                   ° Design or changes in design of
existence of certain items of                         known explosive ordnance.
ammunition is extremely important to
know. At the tactical level, we need                ° Changes in manufacturing
to know how the ammunition is used, its               techniques.
effectiveness, country of origin, and
possible countermeasures. Duds,                     ° Quality and type of materials and
components, and fragments of ammunition               explosive content.
often reveal the type of caliber of
enemy supporting weapons.                           ° Packaging storage, and
                                                      maintenance techniques.
    Recovered sabotage or booby-trap
devices provide valuable indications of             ° Place and date of manufacture.
probable enemy courses of action.

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    ° All documents relating to the                ordnance designed to simulate
      foregoing, including sources or              small arms, crew-served weapons,
      potential sources of information.            and artillery fire for covering
                                                   and deception.
    ° All specialized explosive

                                  OPERATIONS
    TECHINT personnel coordinate             Conversely, EOD units must notify
closely with EOD personnel when              TECHINT personnel of the types and
disposing or evacuating explosive            locations of foreign materiel and
ordnance. EOD PERSONNEL WILL DO THE          munitions.
ACTUAL HANDLING OF EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE.
                                     REPORTS
     All information collected by EOD            The PRETECHREP serves two purposes:
personnel on first-seen foreign
explosive ordnance is reported                   ° It alerts TECHINT teams to go to
immediately. EOD teams send reports                the site.
through EOD control centers to EOD
staff officers. Staffs place the                 ° It provides other EOD units
reports in intelligence channels for               information on new items of
distribution to all interested levels              explosive ordnance.
of command.
                                                 TECHINT personnel prepare
     EOD personnel prepare a preliminary     COMTECHREPs Type B. EOD personnel also
technical report (PRETECHREP ) when they     prepare these reports in the absence of
find explosive ordnance that may be of       a TECHINT team or when requested by G2s
TECHINT value. They forward the report       or their representatives. This report
by the fastest means to the EOD control      is as complete and detailed as
unit to other intelligence and EOD           possible. EOD personnel prepare and
units.                                       send this report by the fastest means
                                             through the EOD control unit to the
     Included in the report is a             TECHINT unit. These report formats are
tentative RSP (for EOD use only). This       at Appendix E. Figure C-1 shows EOD
is included whether it is necessary to       support to TECHINT units.
disarm the item or not.




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