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Army Fuze Safety Review Board

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Army Fuze Safety Review Board

The US Army Fuze Safety Review Board (AFSRB) was established as an independent technical design review authority to determine that an adequate level of safety exists in the designs of fuzes and safety and arming devices (S&As) developed, acquired, and fielded by the US Army for all non-nuclear munitions. Items reviewed by the Board include all fuze initiating systems for Army non-nuclear projectiles, warheads, payloads, hand-emplaced munitions (HEM), Pyrotechnic Initiated Explosive (PIE) ammunition, pyrotechnics, grenades, mines, dispensing systems, mine clearing devices, non-lethal weapons and other ordnance devices. Items that are not reviewed by the Board include propulsion ignition systems, explosive ordnance disposal tools, and those devices that are listed as excluded items in MIL-STDs-1316 and 1911 and STANAGs 4187 and 4497.

The AFSRB advocates joint service munition applications, per DODI 5000.69, by hosting the Joint Services Fuze and Ignition System Safety Authorities (JS-FISSA) reviews, which issue safety approvals/concurrence of joint service munition ignition and fuze safety systems.

Joint fuze safety reviews are held on a quarterly basis throughout the fiscal year, normally at the end of each quarter, (December, March, June and September). All review presentations are scheduled in advance by contacting the AFSRB Executive Secretary. The Secretary will establish the agenda for each meeting, and will, in cooperation with the project team, determine how much time should be allocated for each presentation.

Vision

Assuring optimum safety exists for fuzing systems and hand emplaced munitions issued to the warfighter

Mission

The US Army Fuze Safety Review Board (AFSRB) was established as an independent technical design review authority to determine that an adequate level of safety exists in the designs of fuzes and safety and arming devices (S&As) developed and fielded by the US Army for all non-nuclear munitions.