This document describes the results of an international review of the STANAG 4396 related to the sympathetic reaction test. The purpose of this test is to provide a standard test procedure to assess the potential for a munition to sympathetically react to the initiation of an adjacent munition.
The NATO Munitions Safety Information Analysis Center (MSIAC) is a multinational collaboration that collects, stores, and analyses technical information related to Munitions Safety (MS) and Insensitive Munitions (IM).
Dr. Ernest L. BakerMartin van der VoortMartin Pope
The Munitions Safety Information and Analysis Center (MSIAC) has developed a number of safety related computational tools, including NEWGATES (New Excel Worksheets on GAp TESts)  which is a large data base and computational tool for gap test data.
Dr. Ernest L. BakerVincent PouliquenMaxime VoisinDr. Matthew Andrews
A probabilistic analytic model of initiation for the Insensitive Munitions (IM) Fragment Impact test was developed. The deterministic Jacobs-Roslund detonation initiation model was augmented to include impact point offset and projectile tilt against a curved munition case. This augmenta
An increasing number of warhead designs shows a less violent response than Detonation (type I) in cook off or impact scenarios. In order to quantify the safety benefits, MSIAC is working on improvements in the risk management of such munitions.
Martijn van der VoortDr Ernest BakerChristelle Collet
This report describes the results of an international review of the STANAG 4382 Slow Heating, Munitions Test Procedures, as well a review of heating rates and durations associated with actual fire events.
MSIAC is organizing a workshop titled “Improved Explosives and Munitions Risk Management” (IEMRM). This workshop seeks to exploit an improved understanding of munitions vulnerability and consequences to deliver improvements in explosives and munitions risk management.
This Study was agreed by the MSIAC Steering Committee (SC) to support their need to have access to an independent, comparative review of approaches to Ageing and Life Assessment of Munitions across a representative number of (MSIAC) nations. The expected benefits of the study included:&nb