Demilitarization Law and Legal Definition

According to 41 CFR 102-36.40 [Title 41 -- Public Contracts and Property Management; Subtitle C -- Federal Property Management Regulations System; Chapter 102 -- Federal Management Regulation System; Subchapter B -- Personal Property; Part 102-36 -- Disposition of Excess Personal Property; Subpart A -- General Provisions], demilitarization means, as defined by the Department of Defense, the act of destroying the military capabilities inherent in certain types of equipment or material. Such destruction may include deep sea dumping, mutilation, cutting, crushing, scrapping, melting, burning, or alteration so as to prevent the further use of the item for its originally intended purpose.