O-122 Multi-National Data Exchange

September 2008
Thomas N. Taylor (Munitions Safety, Transport and Storage)


The Operational Tempo in today’s deployed environment combined with lessons learned from historical accidents have created a shared vision and policy by many nations to procure and field safer munitions.

Although technology has been developed to meet the readiness and operational requirements on demand, further progress to minimise the probability of inadvertent initiation and severity of subsequent collateral damage to weapon platforms and Life Support Areas requires the commitment and implementation of this shared vision.

This paper will introduce MSIAC and discuss the rationale and brief history about Insensitive Munitions. It will also discuss the multi-national information exchange databases available on the website and other advantages of MSIAC membership.

Presentation details

This paper was presented to the DDESB Seminar: