Plan for retrofit. Draft retrofit engineering plans for contingency use to meet the possible need for retrofit of existing ships and aircraft. This option would involve detailed study of retrofit potential and preparation of engineering plans for installing alternative halocarbon agents, water mist systems, and inert gas generators. Given this preparation, the Navy would be in a position to respond quickly if the use of halon were restricted.
Seek the ultimate fire suppression agent. Fund a major research program directed toward finding a drop-in replacement for halon.
The committee supports continuation of the present course and does not recommend that the Navy underwrite a major new program to seek the ultimate halon 1301 replacement agent.