net explosive weight


Also found in: Acronyms, Wikipedia.

net explosive weight

The actual weight in pounds of explosive mixtures or compounds, including the trinitrotoluene equivalent of energetic material, that is used in determination of explosive limits and explosive quantity data arcs. Also called NEW.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
References in periodicals archive ?
Managing this ordnance stockpile is complicated by factors such as net explosive weight (NEW) and material compatibility restrictions, security restrictions, and treaty obligations to name a few.
Stinson manages the Air Force's most dynamic weapons safety program and provides risk management for 7.1 million pounds of net explosive weight valued at $112M.
The missions together posed a significant challenge to the 834th as the general cargo could not be within the Net Explosive Weight arc zone.
While stockpiling munitions, she recognized the net explosive weight for hazard class/division 1.1 was exceeded.
The team moved more than 3,000 munitions assets, and more than 600,000 pounds of net explosive weight during break-out, assembly and delivery of more than 1,000 live bombs supporting 320 sorties during a four-day IRON FLAG exercise.
TSgt Murphy re-sited the entire 850K lbs Net Explosive Weight, 24 Potential Explosion Site Temporary Munitions Storage Area, and corrected explosive quantity-distance violations that presented a hazard to HN, USA and USAF resources and personnel.