Publications - Munitions Safety, Transport & Storage

  • L-177 MSIAC Comments on the Austrian 155mm Flick Ramming Accident

    November 2011

    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.

    Dr Michael W. Sharp (Munitions Systems)
  • O-137 Marking Munitions

    February 2011

    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

    Thomas N. Taylor
  • O-135 Changes to UN Test Series 7 For Hazard Division 1.6 Explosives Articles

    October 2010

    United Nations Test Series 7 (UN TS7) is used to classify explosive articles into Hazard Division 1.6 (HD 1.6).  During the past two years, a UN Informal Working Group (IWG) chaired by the United Kingdom has been reviewing and proposing changes to TS 7 and to the UN hazard classification rec

    Dr Michael W. Sharp (Munitions Systems)Brent Knoblett, DDESB, USA
  • O-130 Quantity Distance (QD) Hazard Analysis on Deployed Missions

    July 2010

    Imagine a Multi-National Camp with an Ammunition Holding Area somewhere in Southeast Asia.  The site is designed to accommodate the storage of Basic Load Ammunition for a Brigade of approximately 4,000 soldiers.

    Thomas N. Taylor (Munitions Safety, Transport and Storage)
  • O-127 IM in a deployed environment

    November 2009

    The Operational Tempo in today’s deployed environment combined with lessons learned from historical accidents have created a shared vision and policy by many nations to procure and field safer munitions.

    Thomas N. Taylor (Munitions Safety, Transport and Storage)