Weapon System Safety

Weapon System Safety

The United States Navy formed the Weapon System Explosives Safety Review Board (WSESRB) in 1968 as a result of the tragic fire on the USS "Forrestal" (CV-59). The subsequent investigation recommended an independent review process be established. The report highlighted the need to ensure explosives safety requirements are met for all munitions introduced to the Fleet.

As a result, the WSESRB was established. [Naval Sea Systems Command Instruction 8020.6D, Navy Weapon System Safety Program, of 15 January 1997] WSESRB participate in numerous weapons system safety-related meetings, technical reviews, and working groups.

Areas reviewed by WSESRB include:

*Hazard Classification
*Insensitive Munitions
*Final (Type) Qualification of Energetics
*Lithium Battery Certification
*Human Systems Integration [www.dtic.mil/ndia/2005garm/tuesday/schulte.pdf ]

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