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.
The development of Insensitive Munitions (IM) has been progressing for over three decades. Every since the highly publicised US Navy aircraft carrier accidents in the 1960s to 1980s, there has been a growing recognition of the value of IM.
Eric Deschambault (Munitions Logistics - Transport and Storage) Duncan Watt (Energetic Materials)Patrick Touzé (Project Manager)
Since its founding over 15 years ago, the NATO Insensitive Munitions Information Center (NIMIC) has been dedicated to the acquisition, compilation and analysis of information pertaining to insensitive munitions (IM).
Eric Deschambault (Munitions Logistics - Transport and Storage) Duncan Watt (Energetic Materials)