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Destruction of Army Materiel to Prevent
Enemy Use. Destruction methods are described in the
Objective. Methods of destruction
used to inflict damage on air delivery equipment make it
impossible to restore equipment to a usable condition in
a combat zone by either repair or cannibalization.
Authority. Destruction of air delivery
equipment that is in imminent danger of capture by an
enemy is a command decision that must be made by a
battalion or higher commander or the equivalent.
Implementation plan. All units which
possess air delivery equipment should have a plan for
the implementation of destruction procedures.
(4) Training. All personnel who use or perform such
functions as rigging, packing, maintenance, or storage
of air delivery equipment should receive thorough
procedures and methods. The destruction methods
demonstrated during training should be simulated.
Upon completion of training, all applicable personnel
should be thoroughly familiar with air