Full Text for Accomplishment: Sandia researchers conducted a 90-day feasibility study for the Office of the Secretary of Defense in a common arming, fuzing and firing (AF&F) system for the W78/Mk12A and W88/Mk5 warheads, with excursions of the AF&F for high-surety warheads and the W87/Mk21 systems. The study found that significant levels of AF&F commonality are possible with existing system architectures that support use in the Mk5, Mk12A, and Mk21 re-entry systems and enable modernization goals for the future stockpile.AFS Inspection
On July 23, 2010, the 500th Arming and Fuzing Subsystem (AFS) was accepted by NNSA through the Quality Assurance Inspection Procedure. Sandia's Radar Fuzing Department provides design and management support for this key component of the Navy's W76-1 Arming, Fuzing and Firing (AF&F) system manufactured by Honeywell's Kansas City Plant. The AFS is a highly integrated assembly that performs the missile interface, programmer, re-entry sensor, data multiplexer, and radar functions for the AF&F.