This paper deals with the sensitivity of certain pyrotechnic compositions applied in countermeasure stores based on data from the literature. It is recommended to investigate the IM properties of in-service pyrotechnic ammunition.
The present paper is a review of the open literature on the synthesis, performance and sensitivity properties of the insensitive explosive 4,10-dinitro-2,6,8,12-tetraoxo-4,10-diazatetracyclo-[184.108.40.206,9.03,11]dodecane most often conveniently referred to as TEX.
From 2003 through 2005 an international interlaboratory comparison (Round Robin) of seven lots of RDX from five different manufacturers was conducted, coordinated jointly by the Naval Surface Warfare Center and the NATO Munitions Safety Information Analysis Center.
Ruth M. Doherty (NSWC-IHD, USA)Duncan Watt (Energetic Materials)
This document provides a summary of the technical comparison made between various AC/326 SG1 and UN substance tests for energetic materials. The goal of this work is to assist with the harmonisation efforts for these substance tests.
Richard Bouma (TNO, NL) Duncan Watt (Energetic Materials)
In a memorandum dated 27 September 2000, the United States Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology directed that NATO Standardization Agreements (STANAGs) and Allied Ordnance Publications (AOPs) be used when appropriate in the acquisition of munitions, and that DoD personnel ens
Ruth M. Doherty (NSWC-IHD, USA)Lori A. Nock (NSWC-IHD, USA)Darko Topler (WTD-91, DEU) Duncan Watt (Energetic Materials)
Since its founding over 15 years ago, the NATO Insensitive Munitions Information Center (NIMIC) has been dedicated to the acquisition, compilation and analysis of information pertaining to insensitive munitions (IM).
Eric Deschambault (Munitions Logistics - Transport and Storage) Duncan Watt (Energetic Materials)
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)