This section contains information of a general or explanatory nature
that may be useful, but is not mandatory.
6.1 Intended Use. This standard establishes specific design
safety criteria for ignition systems and ignition safety devices.
6.2 Acquisition Documents. When this standard is used in
acquisition, the applicable issue of the DoDISS must be cited in the
solicitation (see 2.2.1) Acquisition documents should specify the title,
number and date of this standard.
6.3 Additional Criteria. Individual services and service
components may issue regulations or instructions which impose additional
design safety criteria or add clarifying guidelines (e.g. U.S. Army Fuze
Safety Review Board Guidelines for Evaluation of Electronic Safety &
Arming Systems, WSESRB Technical Manual for Electronic Safety and Arming
Devices with Non-Interrupted Explosive Trains).
6.4 Custodian. The Custodian of service-approvals for lead
and booster explosives and pyrotechnic materials which are acceptable
in-line prior to ignition system arming:
DOD Fuze Engineering Standardization Working Group
Army Armament Research,
Development and Engineering Center
Picatinny Arsenal, NJ 07806-5000
6.5 Hazard Analyses. Techniques for conducting
hazard analyses are described in NAVSEA OD44942, AFSC Design handbook DH
1-6, and Nuc Reg 0492.
6.6 Subject Term (Key Word) Listing.
Explosive ordnance disposal
Explosive train interruption
Fuze design, safety criteria
Ignition safety device
Safety and arming device
6.7 International Standardization Agreements.
Certain provisions of this standard are the subject of International
Standardization Agreements (ASCC-AIR-STD-20/9, Design Safety Principles for
Airborne Weapon Fuzing Systems, STANAG 4187, Fuzing Systems; Safety Design
Requirements, and STANAG 4368, Electrical and Laser Ignition Systems for
Rockets and Guided Missile Motors – Safety Design Requirements). When change
notice, revision or cancellation of this document is proposed which affect
or violate the international agreement concerned, the preparing activity
will take appropriate action through international standardization channels,
including departmental standardization offices, if required.
6.8 Changes from previous issue. Marginal notations
are not used in this revision to identify changes with respect to the
previous issue due to the extent of the