First Article Qualification Testing CNU-399/E MAVERICK Missile Container,
AIR FORCE PACKAGING EVALUATION AGENCY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH MATERIALS ENGINEERING BRANCH
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Aeronautical System Division ASDTAM Wright-Patterson AFB OH 45433-5999 requested assistance from the Air Force packaging Agency AFPEA to perform a first article production qualification test on a new Maverick missile container. The prototype container was fabricated by a contractor and shipped to the AFPEA for testing. The purpose of this project was to determine if the prototype container CNU-399E will protect its contents, the AGM-65ABCDEF all-up-round AUR Maverick missile, during worldwide shipments, storage, and handling. The container will also be used for shipment, storage and handling of the missile less guidance unit GU and the missile less both GU and the hydraulic actuation system HAS. The container was designed to limit the transmission of shock to a maximum of 40Gs.
- Containers and Packaging
- Air- and Space-Launched Guided Missiles