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Reporting unexploded ordnance

Munition that has not or has only partially detonated is called unexploded ordnance; for instance because it has landed in water, snow or soft earth or been deviated by stones. Unexploded ordnance and munition remnants can frequently be found on shooting ranges, in mountain target areas, on glaciers – but also in the estate of deceased persons as military service souvenirs. Such ‘souvenirs’ are prohibited because unexploded ordnance is highly dangerous!

To prevent accidents, please observe the following principles:
never touch unexploded ordnance – mark – report.

 

Reporting

  • Should you, when you report, only have limited means of communication, report your discovery to us by phone number 117.
  • Otherwise, please use the report form.
  • Report form

    Published at: 27.07.2012 | Size: 546 Kb | Type: DOC

Stand by for further enquiries. For information on how far your find has been dealt with, please send us an e-mail.

 

Identification aid

Colour chart for identifying unexploded ordnance and discovered ordnance (Enlargement in new window)Enlargement in new window
Colour chart for identifying unexploded ordnance and discovered ordnance

  • The identification aid as PDF

    Colour chart for identifying unexploded ordnance and discovered ordnance

    Published at: 05.06.2014 | Size: 4407 Kb | Type: PDF

 

 

Unexploded ordnance and munition remnants found at typical locations
120mm mortar grenade 68 on a glacier (Enlargement in new window)Enlargement in new window
120mm mortar grenade 68 on a glacier

A 10,5cm shell in the mountains (Enlargement in new window)Enlargement in new window
A 10,5cm shell in the mountains
8,1cm mortar; illumination shell found in a house (Enlargement in new window)Enlargement in new window
8,1cm mortar; illumination shell found in a house
A variety of munition remnants on a shooting range (Enlargement in new window)Enlargement in new window
A variety of munition remnants on a shooting range
A 25kg air force bomb in a Swiss lake (Enlargement in new window)Enlargement in new window
A 25kg air force bomb in a Swiss lake

 

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Contact

NBC-KAMIR Centre of Competence
Unexploded Ordnance Centre 
Centre NBC 
3700 Spiez

Telephone: 033 223 57 27
Fax: 058 468 39 78

E-mail

 

Unexploded Ordnance Centre

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