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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
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.
Discuss the following
missile guidance terms:
Target illumination is supplied by a component carried in the missile,
such as a radar transmitter.
signals transmitted from the missiles are reflected off the target back to the
receiver in the missile.
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.
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.
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.
services Cargo Magazine 4 and Flight Deck, Upper Vehicle Stowage.
services Cargo Magazine 4, Upper Vehicle Stowage.
services Cargo Magazine 5, Mess Decks, Medical Triage, and Flight Deck.
services Cargo Magazine 5 and Upper Vehicle Stowage.
Magazine 9, Shipping and Receiving, Motor Rewind, Hanger Deck, AIMD Gun
Shop and Flight Deck.
difference between hung ordnance and unexpended ordnance.
- Any airborne
weapons which could not be dropped or fired due to a weapons, rack, or circuit malfunction.
- 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.
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
ammunition is Pre-positioned War Reserve ammunition carried
onboard Amphibious Warfare ships for use by the regular marine assault forces.
Class V (A)
: ammunition designated for aviation (airwing).
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:
Cargo Magazine 4, 5, and
The lower Cargo Magazine holds are:
lower Cargo Magazine hold 4 and 5.
Cargo magazine is equipped with portable plywood bulkheads.
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,