Navy

A420:Aviation Ordnanceman

Aviation Ordnanceman are aircraft armament (weapons) specialists in charge of storing, servicing, inspecting and handling of all types of weapons and ammunition carried on Naval aircraft. Navy planes carry guns, bombs, torpedoes, rockets, and missiles to attack the enemy on the sea, under the sea, in the air, and on land.


Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support


Military Duties:

Aviation Ordnancemen receive, inspect, package, store, handle, and process for shipment: airborne weapons, air launched torpedoes, aerial mines, and ammunition. They test, assemble, fuse, load, download, arm, and de-arm all airborne weapons, torpedoes, and mines for aircraft carriage, and they receive, inspect, store, load, and download sonobuoys. AOs perform authorized maintenance on airborne weapons, aircraft guns, and targets. They receive, inspect, inventory, configure, test, and maintain Armament Weapons Support Equipment (AWSE), Ordnance Handling Equipment (OHE), and materials handling equipment.

Military Duties Translated:

Employs appropriate safety precautions, security procedures, and record-keeping techniques for ordnance. Conducts functional tests of racks, launchers, adapters and electrical components, aircraft armament circuits and maintains them in an operational status by appropriate preventive maintenance. Conducts functional tests of aircraft armament electrical fusing, firing, and release circuits and maintains them in an operational status.

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