Improvised Explosive Device Definition - MilitaryDictionary.org
improvised explosive device
1.) A weapon that is fabricated or emplaced in an unconventional manner incorporating destructive, lethal, noxious, pyrotechnic, or incendiary chemicals designed to kill, destroy, incapacitate, harass, deny mobility, or distract.
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Term Classification: operations
Department of Defence, Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
Term sourced from JP 3-15.1: Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Operations, updated January 2012
This term is marked as active and was last updated in 2015
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