MTM - Looking for BETA- TESTERS !

Mitigation Techniques for Munitions (MTM) is a web based application including a database of mitigation techniques and a powerful search engine. It is currently in development within MSIAC with the aim of being deployed on its server in early 2016. It will allow users to find mitigation techniques against IM threats.

In the past, MSIAC developed a software tool named M3 (Mitigation Methods for Munitions) which is a compendium of mitigation methods. This software has several limitations, including limited search capability and the fact that every update requires the user to install a new version on their computer.

MTM will improve the user experience by adding several features. The product will be updated online by the administrator, which will allow an increase in the number of techniques available. The search feature will be improved, allowing the user to make complex queries and to search for more data than currently possible. This product will be accessible via the MSIAC portal.

The application displays the information as a list (Figure 1) within a table that provides a short description of the mitigation as well as its attribute.

Figure 1: MTM - view list

All the attributes can be searched thanks to the search engine. The attributes are as follow:

  • Technique: active venting device, passive venting device, thermal protection, case, diverter, liner, container, arrangement, barrier
  • Component: warhead, motor, propelling charge
  • Category: mortar, artillery, medium calibre, tank, missile, torpedo, bomb, grenade, mine, rocket, bulk explosive
  • Threat: SCO, FCO, BI, FI, SCJ, SR.
  • Configuration: bare, packed, storage, launcher
  • Permanent modification: yes, no
  • Reference: title, author, country

Each mitigation is further described in its detailed view (Figure 2). This detailed view contains a longer text to explain the characteristics of the mitigation as well as pictures extracted from publications. All the information provided is based on data available in the MSIAC document database.

Figure 2: MTM - Detailed view

MSIAC is looking for beta testers to provide feedback on the tools. These comments will help us to finalize the development of the application before its final deployment on our server.

Should you like to test the application, please contact Emmanuel via

Emmanuel Schultz, MSIAC Propulsion Specialist