In the last 12 months, two countries, France and the United States, have issued or updated safety policies regarding their munitions or insensitive munitions. At NATO, a Standardization Agreement (STANAG) regarding IM is in its final draft and incorporates standardized testing.
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.
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.
Sharing knowledge of a process that works for you, such as a software programme that helps you calculate and predict the fragment flight trajectories and/or velocities, and you will help develop or maintain a better working climate professionally, showcase a useful process that you are confident
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.
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.