Accession Number:

AD0878252

Title:

Development, Test and Evaluation of the Rocket Launcher Safety and Arming Device (MLU-53/B)

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for Mar 1968-Jun 1970

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

76.0

Abstract:

The Rocket Launcher Safety and Arming Device SA, MLU-53B, was developed for use in the ZAP weapon system. The SA program fell into four productiontest and evaluation phases. Testing in each of these phases revealed weaknesses which were corrected in the next production phase. Because of tight schedules, weaknesses found in Phase III hardware, could not all be corrected in Phase IV production. These changes were approximated by the U. S. Naval Ordnance Laboratory, White Oak, on the Phase IV hardware. The limited Phase IV OPEVAL testing done indicated that the MLU-53B SA device was a workable item which represented a quantum step toward a safer air launched weapon system.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Rockets

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE