hazards of electromagnetic radiation to ordnance


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hazards of electromagnetic radiation to ordnance

The danger of accidental actuation of electro-explosive devices or otherwise electrically activating ordnance because of radio frequency electromagnetic fields. This unintended actuation could have safety (premature firing) or reliability (dudding) consequences. Also called HERO. See also electromagnetic radiation; HERO SAFE ordnance; HERO UNSAFE ordnance; ordnance.
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TransCore's GlobalWave data communication terminal was awarded the Department of Defense's (DoD) hazards of electromagnetic radiation to ordnance (HERO) certification making it available to fleets responsible for transporting DoD freight.
Interference can hamper communications, degrade the performance of collocated electronics, or even cause ordnance to malfunction, an effect called Hazards of Electromagnetic Radiation to Ordnance, or HERO.
The Navy's Hazards of Electromagnetic Radiation to Ordnance (HERO) program includes procedures and safeguards that must be followed aboard ship to keep aircraft weapons from inadvertently firing and ordnance from exploding.