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
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
This purpose of this document is to provide comments on the Austrian artillery 155mm accident that occurred on 7 October 2009. The document contains comments on investigative processes and on the data which has been developed by the Austrian investigation.
The insensitive munitions community has discussed the use of active mitigation technology for munitions but such devices have rarely been applied, which is probably due to safety concerns associated with inadvertent initiation.