d. BLI will be conducted on all uploaded munitions and all
open (unsealed) containers.
Munitions sealed in original
BASIC LOAD INSPECTION (BLI)
package shall be opened and inspected to the extent necessary
AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT ASSISTANCE
to verify serviceability based on such parameters as storage
conditions, appearance of outer pack, lot size, or length of time
in basic load.
a. The following are to receive BLI and technical support
(1) Barrier material packaged items will be treated
assistance from QASAS. This will include technical assistance
Sampling criteria in
visits and inspection of operational load, training load, mission
load and contingency stocks.
(1) Active Army.
serviceability standards for the specific type munition for
(2) Reserve Component units and activities.
retention in the basic load.
(3) National Guard units.
(3) The appropriate models and quantities of
(4) Security forces at installations where AR 50-6 ammunition required to support the unit's applicable weapon
systems will be in the UBL.
8-3. Technical assistance visit.
(5) Activities and individuals located outside the real
property boundaries of coordinating and/or supporting QASAS will conduct a review in the following areas in
conjunction with BLI:
a. Explosive safety.
b. Ammunition surveillance support (BLI and technical
support) in CONUS will be implemented by scheduling support
b. Ammunition storage.
on a periodic basis as established in a letter of agreement
c. Unit procedures for transportation of ammunition
between the command providing QASAS support and the
upload plans, disposition of excess ammunition including
recipient activity. Provisions of AR 5-9 also apply.
training ammunition, and investigating and reporting
(1) Theater regulations will govern frequency of malfunctions (see para 10-11).
support OCONUS, but in no case will the visit occur less
d. Property books and ammunition records and reports.
frequently than 12-15 months. This inspection excludes war
reserve stocks in storage for customer issue.
e. Check lots against suspense/ restriction files (TB 9-
(2) Training ammunition drawn for immediate use 1300-385) and AINs and MINs. Check that units have an
adequate suspension system.
from ASPs is excluded.
f. Assure that previously rammed projectiles are positively
c. Depot surveillance records (DSR) are not required for
identified and are reclassified to CC-H. Verify that units have
requested disposition instructions.
d. Lots with Y indicators are not to be cleared for shipment
to basic load.
8-2. Inspection requirements.
A memorandum format report will be forwarded to the unit
commander within 30 days using local directives at theater or
a. FORSCOM or TRADOC installations (post, camp,
command level for distribution guidance with a copy sent to
station) with assigned QASAS will perform inspection of stored
the appropriate materiel management activity.
conventional and guided missile basic load and training
memorandum will specify discrepancies noted and include
munitions under unit control no less frequently than 12-15
recommended corrective action. For inspection of ARNG units,
months. Appropriate SBs and TMs will be used for the
will be reviewed by the QASAS to evaluate corrective actions
b. The BLI will be conducted by a QASAS, who may be taken.
supplemented and assisted by a military MOS 55B (SSG/SFC)
of local directives.
and/or qualified wage grade or local national personnel. In
addition, the unit inspected normally furnishes support
personnel for efficient handling, unpacking, correction of minor Supplemental guidance must be developed at local, theater, or
deficiencies, repacking, and storage of munitions as required.
c. The local organization responsible for maintaining
inspection/basic maintenance functions as authorized in the
maintenance allocation chart of appropriate technical
manuals. Any problems encountered that cannot be resolved
locally will be brought to the immediate attention of the
supporting QASAS. The results of such operations will be
documented for review by the QASAS during periodic technical