Accession Number : ADP000457

Title :   Risk Analysis for Explosives Operations,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INSPECTION AND SAFETY CENTER KIRTLAND AFB NM

Personal Author(s) : Graham,Alan C. , Jr

Report Date : AUG 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : In order to be of any military utility munitions must be placed at the intended point of use in the quantity necessary and within the time constraints of the situation. For most Air Force applications, that means on an aircraft ready for launch or, at the very least, on the base of intended use. However, many bases, particularly overseas locations, have limited capability because land and money are not available to construct enough munitions storage and operating facilities to meet all operational requirements. In addition, traditional philosophy emphasized 'absolute' levels of safety. As a result, combat units must rely on centralized storage ammunition areas in overseas theaters of operation and CONUS storage for the bulk of their conventional wartime munitions requirements. In a short notice conventional conflict, these assets may have no utility because they will not be available during the first critical days when they will be needed most.

Descriptors :   *Explosives, *Safety, *Symposia, *Conferencing(Communications), *Risk, War potential, Systems analysis, Storage, Operation, Launching, Aircraft, Facilities, Centralized, Conflict

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE