Mil-Std-882E 400-Series Tasks

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The 400-series tasks fall into two groups. Task 401 covers Safety Verfication and it is surprisingly brief for such an important task. Tasks 402 and 403 are specialist tasks related to explosives, which provide explosive-specific requirements for hazard classification and explosive ordnance disposal, respectively.

TASK 401 SAFETY VERIFICATION

401.1 Purpose. Task 401 is to define and perform tests and demonstrations or use other verification methods on safety-significant hardware, software, and procedures to verify compliance with safety requirements.

401.2 Task description. The contractor shall define and perform analyses, tests, and demonstrations; develop models; and otherwise verify the compliance of the system with safety requirements on safety-significant hardware, software, and procedures (e.g., safety verification of iterative software builds, prototype systems, subsystems, and components). Induced or simulated failures shall be considered to demonstrate the acceptable safety performance of the equipment and software.

401.2.1 When analysis or inspection cannot determine the adequacy of risk mitigation measures, tests shall be specified and conducted to evaluate the overall effectiveness of the mitigation measures. Specific safety tests shall be integrated into appropriate system Test and Evaluation (T&E) plans, including verification and validation plans.

401.2.2 Where safety tests are not feasible, the contractor shall recommend verification of compliance using engineering analyses, analogies, laboratory tests, functional mockups, or models and simulations.

401.2.3 Review plans, procedures, and the results of tests and inspections to verify compliance with safety requirements.

401.2.4 The contractor shall document safety verification results and submit a report that includes the following:

  • a. Test procedures conducted to verify or demonstrate compliance with the safety requirements on safety-significant hardware, software, and procedures.
  • b. Results from engineering analyses, analogies, laboratory tests, functional mockups, or models and simulations used.
  • c. T&E reports that contain the results of the safety evaluations, with a summary of the results provided.

401.3 Details to be specified. The Request for Proposal (RFP) and Statement of Work (SOW) shall include the following, as applicable:

  • a. Imposition of Task 401 (R)
  • b. Identification of functional discipline(s) to be addressed by this task. (R)
  • c. Other specific hazard management requirements, e.g., specific risk definitions and matrix to be used on this program.
  • d. Any special data elements, format, or data reporting requirements (consider Task 106, Hazard Tracking System).

TASK 402 EXPLOSIVES HAZARD CLASSIFICATION DATA

402.1 Purpose. Task 402 is to perform tests and analyses, develop data necessary to comply with hazard classification regulations, and prepare hazard classification approval documentation associated with the development or acquisition of new or modified explosives and packages or commodities containing explosives (including all energetics).

402.2 Task description. The contractor shall provide hazard classification data to support program compliance with the Department of Defense (DoD) Ammunition and Explosives Hazard Classification Procedures (DAEHCP) (Army Technical Bulletin 700-2, Naval Sea Systems Command Instruction 8020.8, Air Force Technical Order 11A-1-47, and Defense Logistics Agency Regulation 8220.1). Such pertinent data may include:

  • a. Narrative information to include functional descriptions, safety features, and similarities and differences to existing analogous explosive commodities, including packaging.
  • b. Technical data to include Department of Defense Identification Codes (DODICs) and National Stock Numbers (NSNs); part numbers; nomenclatures; lists of explosive compositions and their weights, whereabouts, and purposes; lists of other hazardous materials and their weights, volumes, and pressures; technical names; performance or product specifications; engineering drawings; and existing relevant Department of Transportation (DOT) classification of explosives approvals.
  • c. Storage and shipping configuration data to include packaging details.
  • d. Test plans.
  • e. Test reports.
  • f. Analyses.

402.3. Details to be specified. The Request for Proposal (RFP) and Statement of Work (SOW) shall include the following, as applicable:

  • a. Imposition of Task 402. (R)
  • b. Hazard classification data requirements to support the Integrated Master Schedule. (R)
  • c. Hazard classification data from similar legacy systems.
  • d. Any special data elements or formatting requirements.

TASK 403 EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL DATA

403.1 Purpose. Task 403 is to provide Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) source data, recommended render-safe procedures, and disposal considerations. Task 403 also includes the provision of test items for use in new or modified weapons systems, explosive ordnance evaluations, aircraft systems, and unmanned systems.

403.2 Task description. The contractor shall:

  • a. Provide detailed source data on explosive ordnance design functioning and safety so that proper EOD tools, equipment, and procedures can be validated and verified.
  • b. Recommend courses of action that EOD personnel can take to render safe and dispose of explosive ordnance.
  • c. Provide test ordnance for conducting EOD validation and verification testing. The Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division will assist in establishing quantities and types of assets required.
  • d. Provide training aids for conducting EOD training. The Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division will assist in establishing quantities and types of training aids required.

403.3 Details to be specified. The Request for Proposal (RFP) and Statement of Work (SOW) shall include, as applicable:

  • a. Imposition of Task 403. (R)
  • b. The number and types of test items for EOD validation and verification testing. The Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division will assist in establishing quantities and types of assets required.
  • c. The number and types of training aids for EOD training. The Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division will assist in establishing quantities and types of training aids required.

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