and formats. In addition to the exercise reporting
requirements, the Naval Sea Systems Command
(NAVSEASYSCOM) requires additional data collec-
tion and firing reports for surface missile systems.
Before firings, during firings, and immediately
after intercepts, data should be collected from var-
ious sources on the firing ship. In addition, telemetric
(TIM) data should also be recorded; however, TLM
is normally collected by other sources.
Data are collected from the fire-control systems
by a combination of chart recorders, teletype print-
outs, and digital data extractions recorded on mag-
netic tapes. Additional data may be collected in video
recordings of radar displays and charts plotting
engagement data. The specific forms of data collec-
tion required vary with the fire-control systems and
Data extraction should start when a director is
designated to a target. It should continue until the
missile destructs (intercept plus approximately 10
seconds). Teletype printouts should cover the same
time interval. Complete instructions for data collec-
tion by missile systems are available from range per-
STANDARD MISSILE SYSTEM
Standard missile system (SMS) firing reports are
required for each missile firing (with the firing key
closed with the intent to fire). In addition to the firing
report data, an SMS firing report message is required
to be submitted within 48 hours for each firing test.
Performance analysis of Navy missile weapons
systems is a complex task that requires specific data
that are furnished on SMS firing reports. These data
can be obtained from missile firing ranges and mis-
sile firing ships.
The STANDARD MWTARTAR missile firing
report for DDG-, FFG-, CGN-, and CG-ship classes
is a five-page form that is required to be submitted
within 4 days of each exercise. Other missile systems
have similar requirements.
ABORTED EXERCISE MESSAGES
An aborted exercise message must be submitted
after a commitment of range or target services to a
firing unit, and before firing the key closure.
This message contains the following information:
1. The applicable data elements of the firing
2. The number of valid target presentations.
3. The reason for failure to fire.
4. The identification of the equipment, the nature
of the casualty, and the date-time-group (DTG) of the
casualty report (CASREP), if applicable, if the rea-
son for no-fire is a ship equipment casualty.
5. A brief narrative of the exercise.
All pertinent firing report information should also
be entered into the fire-control smooth log and into
the applicable equipment logs.