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Aimable Warhead Safing and Arming (S and A) Device
Final rept. Jun 73-Dec 74,
FMC CORP ANAHEIM CA MICRONICS DEPT
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The aimable warhead safing and arming device is an improved mechanism with the capability of selective multiple explosive output functions. Four independent explosive functions are electrically initiated which are physically separated 90 degrees about the cylindrical warheads roll axis. The unique construction consists of a modified spheroid rotor designed to contain four quadrifid explosive detonators which can be fired individually, in pairs, in a complement of three, or salvo. The spherical rotor also provides means for rotor latching, cam functions, escapement timing drive, and electrical switching functions. This spherical rotor concept results in a physically balanced device which is insensitive to dynamic shock and vibration.
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE