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Hazards of Electromagnetic Radiation to Ordnance

The HERO discipline balances the requirements for the electromagnetic environment (EME) of the spectrum user and the susceptibility of electrically initiated ordnance while performing its intended mission throughout its operational life cycle to determine if safety or reliability issues exist. Consequently, HERO occurs when transmitting equipment (e.g., radios, radars, electronic countermeasures, ground penetrating radars) or other electromagnetic-radiating devices generate radiation of sufficient magnitude to induce or otherwise couple electromagnetic energy and inadvertently causes the actuation (or dudding) of electrically initiated ordnance. As a result, the affected ordnance cannot function as intended or an immediate catastrophic event can occur that destroys equipment or injures personnel. tbd Reference Link: Explosives Safety Bulletin dated June 2011 (https://www3.dac.army.mil/es/documents/June2011.pdf)

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