One of the challenges related to munitions safety is to make munitions insensitive to external stimuli (heating, operational threats, etc.) To reduce the violence of response of munitions to Insensitive Munitions threats, several mitigation technologies are used.
This document describes the results of an international review of the STANAG 4496 related to the fragment impact test. The purpose of this test is to assess the reaction of a munition impacted by a fragment.
This document is based upon Munitions Technology and supporting assessments on current and future health conditions. This is termed 'Integrated Munition Health Management". This report describes the background, structure and relevance to NATO.