O-201 MSIAC Supporting the munitions safety community IESS MSIAC Overview 2018
The NATO Munitions Safety Information Analysis Center (MSIAC) is a multinational collaboration that collects, stores, and analyses technical information related to Munitions Safety (MS) with a focus on Insensitive Munitions (IM). MSIAC supports its member nations through a variety of products and services. In addition to a core responsibility of addressing technical questions related to Munitions Safety posed by nations, MSIAC has a diverse programme of work aimed at developing and sharing the related underpinning scientific knowledge. This is then applied to support policy implementation and development related to munition safety. Some examples of current activities are given in this paper.
MSIAC has developed a number of tools to help advise nations on the implementation of national and international munition safety related policy and standards. MSIAC supports the NATO ammunition safety group, AC/326, and current strands of work include: development and support for IM self audit procedure, review of IM response descriptors, and facilitating the review of a number of STANAGs.
The paper also presents a plan of proposed workshops and technical meetings. Using input from the nations, MSIAC has developed the plan to ensure that the member nations’ needs are addressed in the coming years. The paper includes brief descriptions of the topics and planned dates over the next six years.
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