Today munitions can be developed and/or manufactured by groups of nations, by multinational corporations or by international consortiums. This often leads to Insensitive Munitions (IM) testing being split between various test organizations located in a number of nations.
In 2002 NIMIC, now the Munitions Safety Information Analysis Center (MSIAC), began developing a suite of databases containing information on the IM tests described in STANAG 4439 - Policy for Introduction and Assessment of Insensitive Munitions (MURAT), to assist the Insensitive Munitions (IM) co
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.