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
The Munitions Safety Information Analysis Center (MSIAC) provides information and advice to its member nations and also works within NATO to provide information and support in developing munitions safety standards and documentation.
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
Vebjörn Hanssen (NO) (Now with Defence System Management Division, Norway)Patrick Touzé (Project Manager) Angeline Liekens (Information Specialist)
The needs of the safety authorities to accurately assess the results of expensive and very limited IM testing calls for a review of the current IM response descriptors. An improved process provides an assessment method with definitive thresholds. Historically, the basis for determinin
Dr Thomas Eich, BWB, Germany Serge Bordachar, DGA/IPE, France Thomas Swierk, NSWCDD, USA Dr Michael W. Sharp, DOSG, UKBernie Halls (Munitions Systems)
The needs of the safety authorities to accurately assess the results of expensive and very limited IM testing1 calls for a review of the current IM response descriptors with the idea that an improved process would provide an assessment method with definitive thresholds.
Tom Swierk (NAVSEA/NSWC, Dahlgren, USA) Bernie Halls (Munitions Systems)
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.