MSIAC Accident Database Exchange (MADx)

MADx allows easy searching in over 14,700 accident reports associated with munitions. Information is provided by Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States.

MADx provides access to multinational accident information in a common format allowing fast and easy searching across countries. The database contains information about the accident date, location, weapon type, cause, lifecycle phase, damage category, and both the number of fatalities and injured. 

A powerful search engine allows information to be retrieved using the aforementioned criteria. Search results are displayed in a summary table including a brief description of the accident, date and location. Results are also displayed as histograms that show the number of accidents per year, probably cause, category and country.  The application also offers the possibility to select a list of accidents and then print or export to an Excel format for further analysis.

MADx can be used in safety assessments of particular weapon types and to support ammunition accident investigations. 

We invite other nations to contribute to MADx and in turn gain access to the database.