Accession Number:

ADA513195

Title:

Problems Connected with the Utilization of the Ammunition in Georgia

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE EXPLOSIVES SAFETY BOARD ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

1998-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

As a consequence of the collapse of the USSR, Georgia, like other republics, came to face formidable problems related to the use of inherited military arsenal. Division of the Soviet military inheritance between Russia and Georgia left the latter with an impressive amount of outdated, morally obsolete and unsorted armory, rocket fuel, etc. Apart from other hazards, they bear an environmental threat to the small country of a unique landscape. The danger is to be equally shared by neighboring countries. Today, stores of Georgias military and civil organizations hold a great number of arms of various caliber and function aircraft bombs, rockets, missiles. Alongside, a large stock of containers full of explosives, rocket fuel and inflammable solutions is maintained. A special decree of President Sheverdnadze paved the way for inventorying and examining the arms, explosives and powder belonging to Georgias military and civil organizations. As a result of activities implemented in military structures, departments, centrally managed bases and warehouses, conditions of storing and protecting weapons, explosives and powder have been notably improved. Fire precautions have also been tightened. Despite the above mentioned measures many bases and warehouses are still deep in crisis.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE