L-081 The Munition Acquisition Process: the Framework for the IM Assessment Methodology

January 2002
Michael Fisher (Propulsion Technology) , Frédéric Peugeot (Warhead Technology), Dr Michael W. Sharp (Engergetic Materials)

The NIMIC Technical Staff wrote this document in preparation for the March 2002 NIMIC/AC-310 workshop on Insensitive Munitions Assessment Methodology. This paper presents the munition acquisition processes of NATO and several NIMIC nations, and attempts to synthesize the key aspects of each into a generic acquisition model to serve as the framework for the workshop. The typical activities of each phase of the resultant model are described, along with information regarding entry and exit criteria for each phase, and required documents and milestones. The information generated then serves as the basis for discussions during phase one of the workshop.

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