Vertical Danger Area Calculator

This calculator is used to determine the vertical danger area about which it necessary to warn air traffic of detonations taking place on the ground. This warning may be published through a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) filed with aviation authorities.

The All Up Weight (AUW) is the total weight of the munition, or munitions, including packaging and palletisation.

  (m) (ft)
Single ammunition item only
Multi-item fragmenting munitions

The equations for this calculation are as follows:

For single ammunition item only:

Distance = 314(AUW)1/3

For multi-item fragmenting munitions:

Distance = 470(AUW)1/5

IATG 01.80 - Formulae for Ammunition Management - Clause 9.3