Reduced sensitivity RDX (RS-RDX) has generated much interest in recent years in the IM community. This material, when incorporated in some high explosive formulations, can confer reduced shock sensitivity compared with equivalent formulations made with normal-sensitivity RDX.
Ruth M. Doherty (NSWC-IHD, USA)Lori A. Nock (NSWC-IHD, USA)Duncan Watt (Energetic Materials)
The development of Insensitive Munitions (IM) has been progressing for over three decades. Every since the highly publicised US Navy aircraft carrier accidents in the 1960s to 1980s, there has been a growing recognition of the value of IM.
Eric Deschambault (Munitions Logistics - Transport and Storage) Duncan Watt (Energetic Materials)Patrick Touzé (Project Manager)
In connection with NATO Committee AC/326 Sub-Group I on Energetic Materials, the USA has accepted a task to revise STANAG 4022 (Edition 3) "Specification for RDX (Hexogene) for deliveries from one NATO nation to another".
Ruth Doherty, NSWC-IHD, USA Lori Nock, NSWC-IHD, USADuncan Watt (Energetic Materials)