Publication - Munition Systems

  • L-215 A Review Of International Hazard Classification

    April 2020

    MSIAC maintains a Hazard Classification (HC) database for Ammunition and Explosives (AE) with 16 contributing nations. Governmental personnel from MSIAC member nations are able to access the data through the MSIAC secure website.
    Martijn VAN DER VOORTChristelle COLLETMatthew FERRAN
  • O-210 Non-Hero Microwave Hazards To Munitions

    October 2019

    Accidental initiation of munitions via the heating of bridgewires by radiofrequency (RF) radiation (i.e. HERO) is well understood; far less work has been undertaken to determine how bulk energetic materials (cased or uncased) directly respond to exposure to RF radiation.
    Matthew Ferran (MSIAC)
  • O-214 MSIAC Workshop 2020 Defects - Causes, Classification and Criticality

    October 2019

    Defects in energetic materials or in other materials used in munitions systems are often a cause for concern. This includes voids, cracks, and foreign materials, as well as chemical, physical and or mechanical properties that are outside design tolerance specifications.
  • O-178 Review of Munitions Safety Processes within MSIAC Nations

    September 2018

    This Study was agreed by the MSIAC Steering Committee (SC) to support their need to have access to an independent, comparative review of approaches to Ageing and Life Assessment of Munitions across a representative number of (MSIAC) nations.  The expected benefits of the study included:&nb
    Martin Pope
  • O-183 Laboratory Setback Activator Tests for Gun Launch Explosive Suitability

    August 2017

    A major safety concerns for energetic materials present in gun launched munitions is the exposure to severe set-back forces which develop as the shell is accelerated.  Table I presents a listing of typical projectile accelerations associated with different gun launches [1,2].  Under the

    Dr Ernest L. BakerDr Michael W. SharpEmmanuel SchultzMartin Pope
  • O-171 Changes to NATO IM Policy and Full-Scale Testing Documents

    December 2016

    International policy, guidance, protocols and assessment on Insensitive Munitions are mandated or discussed and detailed in NATO policy documents.  NATO policy is currently mandated in STANAG 4439, Policy for the Introduction and Assessment of Insensitive Munitions (IM), currently at Edition

    Martin PopeFlorian Pechoux