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State the objective of the Non-Nuclear
Ordnance/Explosive Handling Qualification Program.
- is the intent of this program to ensure that, prior to performing any task
- involving explosive devices, each person within the scope of governing directives be
- certified, by the Command or organizational unit to which they are assigned ,
- as having satisfactory demonstrated their qualifications to perform safely all required
- functions, tasks, or evolutions involving those explosive devices.
Explain the purpose of the following
of Electromagnetic Radiation to Ordnance (HERO):
- functional characteristics of electrically initiated ordnance cause hazards of Electro
- Magnetic Radiation to Ordnance (HERO). Ordnance that presents a HERO problem include cartridges,
- cartridge-actuated devices, and 20-mm
- ammunition. The Ordnance Electro
- Explosive Devices (EEDs) may be accidentally initiated or their performance
- degraded by exposure to radio frequency (RF) environments. Ordnance is more susceptible to RF
- environments during assembly, disassembly, handling, loading, and unloading
Explain the purpose of the following
- Levels of RF environmental restriction, which
- ensures safe radio frequency conditions are met prior to ordnance handling.
State the purpose of performing stray voltage check.
- To ensure that the firing circuits are free of
- voltage that may cause the firing on an explosive device during loading or
- Air launched, intercept aerial, guided missile;
- example AIM-9 sidewinder
- Air launched, surface attack, guided missile;
- example AGM-65 maverick
- launched, intercept aerial, guided missile; example RIM-7P sea sparrow
Air launched, training guided missile
- Cluster bomb unit: an air launched, conventional
- free-fall weapon used against armored vehicles. Example: CBU-99/100 Rockeye
Discuss the following
missile guidance terms:
- a. Active: Target illumination is supplied by a component carried in the missile,
- such as a radar transmitter. The radar
- signals transmitted from the missiles are reflected off the target back to the
- receiver in the missile. These reflected
- signals provide the missile with information as to the targets distance, speed
- and so forth.
- This enables the guidance section to
- compute the correct angle of attack to intercept the target.
- b. Semi-Active: Target illumination comes from a source external to the missile, such as
- a transmitter carried in the aircraft from which the missile is launched. The receiver in the missile receives the
- signals reflected off the target, computes the information, and sends
- electrical commands to the control section.
- Passive: Directing intelligence is obtained from the
- target alone, as in the case of homing on a source of infrared rays (such as
- hot exhaust of jet aircraft) or radar signals (such as those transmitted by ground radar installations). Like active homing, passive homing is
- completely independent of the launching aircraft. The receiver in the missile receives signals
- generated by the target itself.
Discuss the purpose of weapons elevators.
- elevators is designed to transport weapons and ammunition to and from the
- weapons magazines to the designated place of receipt. (such as Flight Deck,
- Hanger Bay, and Vehicle Stowage Area). Onboard Kearsarge there are 5 weapons elevators.
- Elevator 1-
- services Cargo Magazine 4 and Flight Deck, Upper Vehicle Stowage.
- Elevator 2-
- services Cargo Magazine 4, Upper Vehicle Stowage.
- Elevator 3-
- services Cargo Magazine 5, Mess Decks, Medical Triage, and Flight Deck.
- Elevator 4-
- services Cargo Magazine 5 and Upper Vehicle Stowage.
- Elevator 5- services Cargo
- Magazine 9, Shipping and Receiving, Motor Rewind, Hanger Deck, AIMD Gun
- Shop and Flight Deck.
difference between hung ordnance and unexpended ordnance.
- Hung ordnance - Any airborne
- weapons which could not be dropped or fired due to a weapons, rack, or circuit malfunction.
- Unexpended ordnance - any airborne
- weapon that has not been subjected to attempts to fire or drop and is presumed
- to be in normal operating condition and can be fired for or jettisoned if
State the purpose of color-coding in regards to
- The color-coding of ammunition is important
- to the ammunition identification. It
- tells you the service/nonservice type of ammunition, class of the explosive
- contained, and represents the explosive hazards of the ammunition. This is also
- used as a means for Firefighters to easily identify the hazards while battling
- fires dealing with ordnance.
- Yellow - High Explosives
- Brown - Rocket Motors
- Light Blue - Training Ammunition or Practice
- Bronze - Dummy/Drill/Inert Ammunition
Explain the two types of LFORM ammunition:
- Landing Force Operational Reserve Material
- (LFORM): ammunition is Pre-positioned War Reserve ammunition carried
- onboard Amphibious Warfare ships for use by the regular marine assault forces.
- a. Class V (A): ammunition designated for aviation (airwing).
- b. Class V (W): ammunition designated for ground
- forces (land forces).
Discuss the typical
stowage for LFORM ammunition.
- areas normally used for LFORM ammunition accommodate palletized unit loads and
- are located on the second platform and lower Cargo Magazine holds. Onboard
- Kearsarge the there are a total of 5 Cargo Magazines:
- Platform: Cargo Magazine 4, 5, and
- 9. The lower Cargo Magazine holds are:
- lower Cargo Magazine hold 4 and 5. Each
- Cargo magazine is equipped with portable plywood bulkheads. These portable bulkheads are used in the stowage spaces to
- separate incompatible explosive, if required.
What is the purpose of the NAVSEA OP 4, AMMUNITION
- This publication prescribes the minimum requirements and
- regulations for the issue, receiving, handling,