Accession Number:

ADA456476

Title:

Insensitive Munitions Technology Transition Program Composite Case Captive Carry Qualification (C4Q)

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER WEAPONS DIV CHINA LAKE CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

326.0

Abstract:

The Composite Case Captive Carry Qualification C4Q Program was conceived to reduce the risk of employing composite materials on air-launched missiles by demonstrating that the resultant case technology is robust enough to withstand a tactical aircraft flight. This effort entails the design, the fabrication, and the ground and flight testing of a captive air training missile CATM with a composite primary structure. This configuration, which is commonly referred to as the composite blue tube, maintains the form, fit, and function of the CATM-9M with the MDU-27AA hardware and is designed to withstand the induced load and vibration environments of the FA-18CD. This program substantiates that a high degree of confidence can be placed in the composite materials intrinsic properties and provides confidence that a timely flight clearance can be obtained for a weapon that incorporates composite technology.

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE