Scope. This military handbook provides guidance and detailed
criteria for the design, selection, and installation of new security fencing,
gates, barriers, and guard facilities for perimeter boundaries of Navy and
Marine Corps installations or separate activities, and designated restricted
areas. Primarily, the criteria herein is based on the following Chief of
Naval Operations Instructions (OPNAVINSTs):
OPNAVINST 5530.13A, Department of the Navy Physical Security
OPNAVINST 5530.14B, Department of the Navy Physical Security
and Loss Prevention.
OPNAVINST C8126.1, Navy Nuclear Weapon Security Manual.
Cancellation. This military handbook, MIL-HDBK-1013/10,
supersedes the following portions of NAVFAC Design Manual (DM) 5.12, Fencing,
Gates and Guard Towers, dated October 1979: Section 1, paragraph 3; Section
2, paragraphs 2c and 3a; Section 3, paragraphs 1(1) and 1(d); portions of
Table 1, dealing with Applications-Security, Perimeter, Nuclear Weapons; and,
Table 2 in its entirety.
Criteria Documentation. Where criteria documentation such as
Federal Specifications, Military Specifications, Naval Facilities Engineering
Command (NAVFACENGCOM) Guide Specifications, etc., are cited, the latest
version should be used for design.
Physical barriers will be established around all
perimeter boundaries and designated restricted areas as defined in Chapter 3
of OPNAVINST 5530.14B, Chapter 5 of OPNAVINST 5530.13A, and Chapter 3 of
Technical Approach for Fence Design. This handbook was developed
to lead the designer through the detailed criteria required to establish a
physical barrier around any Navy and Marine Corps perimeter boundary and
designated restricted area. Perimeter boundaries and restricted area fence
and barrier criteria from OPNAVINST 5530.14B have been used in this handbook
as a baseline to design security fences. Where different or special
requirements for AA&E or nuclear restricted areas are specified in OPNAVINST
5530.13A or OPNAVINST C8126.1, they are contained herein under the appropriate
subject title and section.
NATO Criteria. There are differences between the criteria
contained in this handbook and the criteria authorized or directed by the
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). While this handbook may be used as
a baseline for design of security fencing, gates, barriers, and guard