L-196 Catalogue of Environmental Testing

June 2016
Julien HueberEmmanuel Schultz

MSIAC has just published a catalogue of environmental testing facilities (L-196).

During their life cycle, munitions are subjected to a large range of environmental conditions (Figure 1), including natural environment, induced environment, unplanned stimuli and handling.

Figure 1: potential environmental conditions

This catalogue describes the test facilities that perform the climatic and mechanical environments as defined in the AECTP 300, AECTP 400 and STANAG 4157 (Fuze). MSIAC has already published a catalogue of IM test facilities (L-106). Only the electromagnetic tests (as defined in AECTP 500) are not yet covered.

The information has been directly provided by the facilities and is compiled in this catalogue.

In this first edition, 19 test centers from 10 nations (Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States) are presented.

The document is organized by countries. For each facility, a fiche provides the following information:

  • Contact information
  • General information about the organization/test centre
  • Experience and summary of the environmental testing capabilities
  • Inspection capability
  • Climatic testing facilities
  • Mechanical testing facilities

Your feedback on this first edition would be appreciated and, in the event of approval by the MSIAC Steering Committee for a second edition, any interested facility not already listed in the catalogue is invited to contact MSIAC (info@msiac.nato.int) regarding future inclusion in the directory.