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.
Recent discussions about marking munitions that contain an insensitive high explosive fill appear to be gaining support in the US Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) personnel have expressed their desire to know if munitions contain an explosive fill that is less sensitive to detonate. Experi