arming wire

arming wire

A cable, wire or lanyard routed from the aircraft to an expendable aircraft store in order to initiate the arming sequence for the store upon release from the aircraft, when the armed release condition has been selected; it also prevents arming initiation prior to store release and during safe jettison. Also called arming lanyard. See also safety wire.
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Tenders are invited for Arming Wire Guide,Det No-37 To Drg.
The crew and QA returned to the pad as we finished up stringing the arming wire.
The crewmembers later came across a fuze where the arming wire housing was protruding about an inch.
Somehow, in the process of deploying the munition, the arming wires were loosened and the E 15 8s began detonating inside the helicopter.