This instruction implements Air Force Policy Directive (AFPD) 91-4, Directed Energy Weapons. It provides the requirements for Directed Energy Weapon (DEW) safety certification and guidance for establishing an operational DEW safety program. This instruction applies to all acquisition programs and operational organizations that test, evaluate, train, operate, maintain, store, or decommission DEW systems,  including the Air Force Reserve and the Air National Guard (ANG). This instruction also applies to Air Force research and development organizations when research efforts are ready to transition to an end user; this includes Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) programs identified as solutions for rapid capability fielding and/or rapid development programs given to an operational unit for evaluation.

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 Air Force Instruction 91-401 – Directed Energy Weapons Safety – 27 April 2016 [53 Pages, 4.7MB]

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