MSIAC hosted a Shaped Charge Jet (SCJ) workshop 12 -15 May 2014 at the ENSTA Bretagne campus in Brest, France. This 3 ½ day workshop involved 61 participants from 8 Nations to focus on the threat posed by SCJs on our munitions.
In the interest of providing immediate information resulting from Phase 1 of this workshop, NIMIC presents Volume I of the IM Testing Workshop covering Slow Heating, Fast Heating and Reaction of Adjacent Munition.
In the interest of providing immediate information resulting from Phase II of this Workshop, NIMIC has prepared Volume III of the IM Testing Workshop Report, covering Bullet Impact, Fragment Impact, Shaped Charge Jet Impact, Spall Impact as well as some considerations on Spigot
During the last 5 years NIMIC has organised a series of Workshops for its nations on IM threat stimuli. These workshops have covered Bullet/Fragment Impact, Cookoff (Slow and Fast), Sympathetic Reaction and Shaped Charge Jet Impingement.
In 1997 NIMIC held a Workshop on IM Testing the aim of which was "to write guidance on full-scale IM testing in order to improve confidence in and achieve international acceptability and broader applicability of test results".
Munitions by their very nature are hazardous items, and hence the hazards that could result from a munition as a consequence of experiencing a threat environment during its life cycle will always be of concern to the user .
De par leur nature propre, les munitions constituent des articles dangereux, et par conséquent les risques que peut présenter une munition qui a été soumise à des conditions dangereuses pendant sa durée de service seront toujours une source d'inquiétude pour son utilisateur.