Readiness and Implementation Study for a Reusable Ammunition Restraint System in Commercial Intermodal Containers.
NAVAL WEAPONS HANDLING CENTER COLTS NECK N J
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This report describes a study conducted of implementation and readiness options applicable to a reusable mechanical system for restraint of ammunition during transport in 8 x 8 x 20 commercial intermodal containers as developed by Naval Weapons Handling Center NWHC, WPNSTA Earle. As part of the study, elements such as lead time stockpiling, inventory size, reusability, production during the contingency, and others are discussed. The interaction and relationship between these elements is demonstrated by means of scenarios constructed to include these elements. Those scenarios constructed so as to provide readiness from the outset of the contingency and full implementation throughout, have two extremes of initial sources. These are 1 in-contingency production without any inventory of complete restraint systems and 2 a large inventory of complete restraint systems without in-contingency production capability. In addition, several scenarios are presented which are dependent upon both an initial inventory of restraint systems plus in-contingency production. The results of the study indicate that a plan herein described as Scenario V which encompasses maintaining an inventory of complete restraint systems as well as production of new restraint systems during the contingency would be most suitable. Author
- Containers and Packaging
- Ammunition and Explosives