In this paper, the term "ballistic impac" applies to impact and further penetration of bullets, fragments (from warhead casings) and shaped charge jets. The corresponding threat on munitions has been studied for a number of years by various methods, from mere empirical tests t
The aim of this document is to provide a comprehensive guide to the documentation applicable to munition safety in the five participating nations of the NIMIC Project (plus Norway who participated in Pilot NIMIC) and the corresponding NATO documents.
Tous les spécialistes de matières énergétiques et de munitions recourent depuis longtemps à des tests expérimentaux pour évaluer la vulnérabilité de ces rnatériaux ou munitions, ou au moins leur sensibilité à des agressions diverses.
All experts on energetic materials and munitions have for a long time been using experimental tests to evaluate the vulnerability of such materials or munitions, or a t least their sensitivity to various influences.
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
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 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.
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
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.