The Series 200 padlock is used to secure military vehicles and Basic Issue Items (BII) inside vehicle stowage boxes. And they’ve cost the Army more than $18 million dollars!
It’s not that the padlocks cost much individually or as a set; it’s that they get turned in with vehicles shipped to depots for overhaul.
To retain control of the padlocks, it’s important to follow the key control guidance provided by:
- AR 190-11, Physical Security of Arms, Ammunition, and Explosives (Nov 2006)
- AR 190-51, Security of Unclassified Army Property (Sep 93)
- AR-735-5, Policies and Procedures for Property Accountability (Nov 2016)
Also follow any unit standard operating procedures (SOPs) related to key control and don’t let locks go on vehicles to the depot.