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  1. State the objective of the Non-Nuclear
    Ordnance/Explosive Handling Qualification Program.
    • It
    • 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.
  2. Explain the purpose of the following
    of Electromagnetic Radiation to Ordnance (HERO):
    • The
    • 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
    • operations.
  3. Explain the purpose of the following
    Control (EMCON)
    • Levels of RF environmental restriction, which
    • ensures safe radio frequency conditions are met prior to ordnance handling.
  4. 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
    • installation.
  5. Define AIM
    • Air launched, intercept aerial, guided missile;
    • example AIM-9 sidewinder
    • Air launched, surface attack, guided missile;
    • example AGM-65 maverick
    • Ship
    • 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
  10. 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.
  11. Discuss the purpose of weapons elevators.
    • Weapons
    • 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.
  12. Explain the
    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
    • necessary.
  13. 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
  14. 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).
  15. Discuss the typical
    stowage for LFORM ammunition.
    • Stowage
    • 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:
    • Second
    • 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.
  16. What is the purpose of the NAVSEA OP 4, AMMUNITION
    • This publication prescribes the minimum requirements and
    • regulations for the issue, receiving, handling,
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