STINGER Missile External Aerial Transport (EAT) Certification.
ARMY DEFENSE AMMUNITION CENTER AND SCHOOL SAVANNA IL
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The U.S. Army Defense Ammunition Center and School USADACS, Validation Engineering Division SMCAC-DEV, was tasked by the US. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center ARDEC to conduct a static pull test on the STINGER missile pallet as part of the helicopter External Aerial Transport EAT certification process. As prescribed by MIL-STD-209, Military Standard Slinging and Tiedown Provisions for Lifting and Tying Down Military Equipment, the pallet was loaded to 4,200 pounds for a period of 90 seconds utilizing a four-legged sling. The first article pallet initially tested was noted to have minor permanent deformation in the toplift frame upon completion of the test. Since no permament deformation is allowed, the first article pallet was determined to have failed the MlL-STD-209 static pull test. A second pallet toplift frame was constructed substituting 10 gauge metal for 12 gauge metal. The lift test was repeated with the new toplift frame on the pallet. Upon completion of the test, the pallet was inspected and determined to have sustained no permanent deformation as a result of the static load.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Surface-Launched Guided Missiles