TOMAHAWK (BGM-109 B/C-2) Sympathetic Detonation Testing and Hazard Arc Determination,
NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS CENTER SILVER SPRING MD
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The Naval Surface Weapons Center NSWC has previously conducted studies to determine the Explosive Safety Quantity Distance ESQD arcs associated with the handling of one BGM-109 TOMAHAWK missile. It has also examined the safetyvulnerability of the TOMAHAWK in Armored Box Launchers. The current study addressed the sympathetic detonation characteristics of pairs of TOMAHAWK missiles of several shippinghandling scenarios. The specific objective was the determination of the Maximum Credible Event MCE for TOMAHAWK cruise missiles in shippinghandling configurations. Pre-test predictions will be presented and discussed. Four tests were conducted. The results of these tests wil be presented and compared with the pre-test predictions. Based on the results of these tests, a hazard arc is determined for handling up to four missiles simultaneously.
- Surface-Launched Guided Missiles
- Safety Engineering