L-291 IM Threats vs Real World Threats

December 2022
Christelle Collet, Martijn van der Voort, Dr Ernest L. Baker

This report demonstrates the applicability of the six standardized IM threats (FH, SH, BI, FI, SCJI and SR) to other credible aggressions that may occur during the life cycle of munitions. By comparing the standardized energy loading provided to the munition in IM tests with other credible threats that may occur in the “real world”, it shows to what extent IM threats can be considered conservative. This analysis is based on the most recent IM-related NATO standards.

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