Safety Tests of ADC Mk 3,
NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS CENTER SILVER SPRING MD
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A technical evaluation and safety analysis have been conducted on an Acoustic Countermeasure ADC Mk 3. The ADC Mk 3 submarine decoy is stored on submarines between the pressure hull and outer hull. In the launch configuration a gas generator containing a propellant launches the decoy. However, in the shipping configuration the gas generator is separated from the launch container. The purpose of this report is to describe the results of a test program requested by the Naval Sea Systems Command NAVSEA and conducted by the Naval Surface Weapons Center NSWC. The tests were conducted to determine if the unit is safe to handle, ship, and deploy as configured. An LithiumSulfur dioxide battery is used to provide power for an Acoustic Countermeasure ADC Mk 3.
- Acoustic Countermeasures