During the last decades, strong efforts have been made by the IM community to decrease the reaction level of munitions when submitted to standardized tests considered representative of operational threats such as fast and slow heating, bullet and fragment impacts, sympathetic reaction and shaped
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.