Maximum Credible Event Testing of Air Defense Weapon Loads
Final rept. Mar-Jun 2002
OPERATIONAL GROUP ( 46TH) EGLIN AFB FL JOINT MUNITIONS TEST AND EVALUATION PROGRAM OFFICE
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The intent of this testing was to reveal and confirm real Maximum Credible Events MCE on parked combat aircraft loaded with live air-to-air weapons. The MCE for a particular aircraftload configuration is the largest instantaneous or practically instantaneous high-order detonation of explosives on the aircraft that can be expected as a result of a mishap. This was determined by conducting three series of sympathetic detonation tests for multiple missile types including 100-inch separation tests, rocket motor contribution tests, and aircraft configuration tests.
- Ammunition and Explosives