Foreign Object Damage Definition - MilitaryDictionary.org
foreign object damage
1.) Rags, pieces of paper, line, articles of clothing, nuts, bolts, or tools that, when misplaced or caught by air currents normally found around aircraft operations (jet blast, rotor or prop wash, engine intake), cause damage to aircraft systems or weapons or injury to personnel.
- also called FOD
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Term Classification: operations
Department of Defence, Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
Term sourced from JP 3-04: Joint Shipboard Helicopter and Tiltrotor Aircraft Operations, updated December 2012 View source document
This term is marked as active and was last updated in 2015
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