de-arming

de-arming

An operation in which a weapon is changed from a state of readiness for initiation to a safe condition. Also called safing. See also arm or de-arm.
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I was soon cleared to continue taxiing to the hot cargo pad at Hickam Air Force Base, where Hickam Air Force emergency crews would meet me with the intent of de-arming the MK-76 and maritime markers once safely in the contained area.
If a ceasefire can be established, Rome says it is ready to lead a peacekeeping operation that would also be charged with de-arming a country awash with weapons and providing secure conditions for reconstruction of the conflict-scarred state.
According to Al-Qawsi, Yemeni cities recorded a 90 per cent fall in the carrying of weapons as a result of it's de-arming campaigns.
Maj O'Donnell expertly executed a night heavyweight, HUD-out approach and landing, taxied off the runway and into the de-arming area.
According to procedure, our next step called for us to "complete the checklist" for safely de-arming and removing the ejection seat.
By activating and de-arming, demining efficiency with the DMP-180 is 98 percent.
This depression must be compensated by de-arming the container so that the useful volume diminishes with each actuation without letting air into the pump.
Landing and de-arming were uneventful, and we shut down in the CALA.
They, along with the local National Guard Explosive Ordnance Disposal team, took custody of the grenade and performed a standard de-arming procedure to render the grenade safe.
Although de-arming by myself was a first, knowing where to safe the weapons was calming.
While in the process of de-arming aircraft 79-0050, they noticed fuel leaking beneath engine #2.
Their lack of confidence with de-arming this particular missile should have been my first indication things were not going to be "standard" from that point on.