DoD Joint Services Weapon and Laser System Safety Review Processes
|Publication Date:||15 October 2018|
PURPOSE. This Instruction, consistent with the authority in DoD Directive (DoDD) 5134.01 (Reference (a)):
a. Establishes policy and assigns responsibilities for the DoD Joint Services Weapon and Laser System Safety Review Processes, consistent with the requirements of DoDD 5000.01 (Reference (b)), DoDD 4715.1E (Reference (c)), DoD Instruction (DoDI) 5000.02 (Reference (d)), DoD 6055.09-M (Reference (e)), DoDI 6055.15 (Reference (f)), sections 3013, 5013, and 8013 of title 10, United States Code (U.S.C.) (Reference (g)), DoDD 3000.03E (Reference (h)), and Military Standard 882 (Reference (i)).
b. Requires Joint Service safety reviews for weapon and laser systems that will be used by two or more DoD Components.
c. According to DoDI 5105.18 (Reference (j)), establishes a DoD Joint Weapon Safety Working Group (JWSWG) that will coordinate and liaise with the DoD Laser System Safety Working Group (LSSWG) on joint safety review processes.
d. Authorizes publication of supporting guidance to provide specific information on the DoD Joint Services weapon and laser system safety processes.
APPLICABILITY. This Instruction applies to:
a. OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the DoD (referred to collectively in this Instruction as the "DoD Components").
b. All weapon and laser systems development, acquisition, and test and evaluation programs when two or more DoD Components will be using the weapon or laser system.
c. Those fielded legacy systems (weapon, laser, or other appropriate system) that were not originally joint Service systems, but which have become joint through multi-DoD Component use.
d. Design changes or modifications to legacy weapons that have an effect on the safety of the warhead, propulsion system, and related fuzing and ignition systems.