Purpose. To establish policy and provide procedures for
approving explosives for Navy use and to establish the Explosive Selection
Working Group (ESWG).
Applicability. This instruction applies to explosives at Navy
installations and aboard Navy ships or aircraft, whether designed and built by
the Navy or developed by other services, private industry, or foreign sources
and whether intended for operational use, testing, training, or transport.
Fleet ballistic missile strategic weapons and nuclear weapons are excluded.