This document discusses the need for the rational characterisation of the new energetic materials that have been developed in recent years, and it proposes a coordinated collaboration program whereby the properties of these materials can be collated and assessed.
In this paper, the term "ballistic impac" applies to impact and further penetration of bullets, fragments (from warhead casings) and shaped charge jets. The corresponding threat on munitions has been studied for a number of years by various methods, from mere empirical tests t
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-[188.8.131.52,9.03,11]dodecane most often conveniently referred to as TEX.
MSAS is a library of NATO STANAGs and APs (Allied Publications), other international standards, national standards, international treaties and laws related to munitions and particularly munitions safety. MSAS also contains information on the NATO bodies working on these issues
MSAS is a complex tool. This user manual is not a guide but gives a brief explanation on how to use MSAS. The users will have to spend some time finding their own way through it and learn by experience.
For clandestine signalling and illumination purposes in the near infrared range (0.7 – 1.0 µm) pyrotechnic compositions based on either potassium and/or cesium compounds are used that are based on the intense emission lines of both K and Cs in the infrared.
Nanoscale explosive particles like RDX, HMX, TATB, PETN, HNS and NTO show a distinct reduction in impact and shock sensitivity compared to micron sized particles. A reduction of the melting point of many explosives is seen upon introduction of nanosized particles.
This report summarizes theoretical and experimental data gathered from the public domain on the insensitive explosive 2,6-diamino-3,5-dinitro-1,4-pyrazine-1-oxide, ANPZO, which is most often also referred to as LLM-105.