AC/310 SG 4 agreed that the fundamental differences in approach to IM national policies should be resolved before preparing a new edition of STANAG 4439 and tasked NIMIC to conduct an investigation of IM methodologies applied by each country for assessing the IMness of munition
A NIMIC workshop, entitled IM Design Technology, sponsored by the Defence Ordnance Safety Group (DOSG, UK) in September 2003, was held in Shrivenham, UK. The aims of the workshop in respect of gun propelling charge design were:
Frédéric Peugeot (Detonics and Ballistics) Susan Peters, NSWCIHD, USA Heather Gokee, NSWCIHD, USAIan Maxey, QinetiQ, UK Graham Roach, QinetiQ, UKPeter Henning, QinetiQ, UKPeter Lee, Peter Lee Consulting, UK Brian Isle, United Defense LP, USAMiguel Esteban, Santa Barbara Sistemas, Spain
This document contains a guideline for performing an assessment of the IMness of a munition throughout all phases of its development cycle. It is important to note that this document does not impose a procedure.
Frédéric Peugeot (Detonics and Ballistics) Michael Fisher (Propulsion Technology)
Depending on the circumstances in which people conduct their work, be it the military or industrial safety environments, the term Threat (and) Hazard Assessment (THA) has tended to have different interpretations and to be conducted using different approaches.