DA PAM 385–63

Range Safety

This major revision, dated 30 January 2012–

o Authorizes computer-generated danger zones and terrain profiles created using the Range Managers Toolkit to be submitted with deviation requests in lieu of developing them through manual means (paras 1-4b(8) and 10-4b).

o Recommends personal protective equipment levels for personnel training on operational ranges (para 2-10).

o Identifies and depicts three types of danger zones (para 3-2).

o Authorizes certain personnel to be within a danger zone, subject to the restrictions in the applicable sections of this pamphlet and application of the risk management process (para 3-3).

o Provides additional danger zones information, to include tabular data, for firing small arms (paras 4-1b, 4-1c, and 4-2).

o Provides new criteria for grenade range viewing port construction (para 5-1b(7)).

o Adds range safety information and danger zone requirements for firing the shoulder-launched multipurpose assault weapon (paras 6-1a(7), 6-1b, and 6-2).

o Removes discussion of the Dragon weapon system and adds tube-launched, optically-tracked, wire-guided tabular data (para 7-1).

o Adds range safety information and danger zone requirements for 30mm cannon cartridges (para 8-3b).

o Adds range safety information and danger zone requirements for the Expeditionary Fire Support System (para 9-1).

o Adds range safety information and danger zone requirements for the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System weapon systems (paras 10-12 and 10-13).

o Adds fixed wing aircraft range safety procedural guidance (paras 11-2, 11-3a(3), 11-3b(7), 11-7a, and 11-8a(3)).

o Introduces the weapon danger zone and weapon danger zone tool (paras 11-2a, 11-7, and 11-8).

o Introduces range safety procedures for unmanned aerial systems on operational training ranges (paras 11-2a(1), 11-3a(4), and 11-5).

o Provides additional HELLFIRE anti-tank guided missile weapon range safety information, weapon danger zones, and tabular data (paras 11-4i and 11-10 through 11-13).

o Establishes range safety procedures for nonlethal weapons used on operational training ranges (paras 14-1, 14-2, 14-3, 14-7, 14-9, 14-10, and 14-12).

o Provides danger zone requirements for the Volcano multiple delivery mine system and range safety information and danger zone requirements for the Anti-Personnel Obstacle Breaching System (paras 15-5c and 15-7d).

o Introduces range safety guidance for the use of improvised explosive devices (para 15-10g).

o Provides procedural guidance for the institutional laser range safety authority (para 16-2).

o Provides range safety procedures prior to and during laser operations on operational training ranges (paras 16-3 through 16-6).

o Makes administrative changes (throughout).

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