O-159 An international review of the fragment impact test

April 2015
Emmanuel Schultz (Propulsion Technology)

This document describes the results of an international review of the STANAG 4496 related to the fragment impact test. The purpose of this test is to assess the reaction of a munition impacted by a fragment.
To perform the review, MSIAC created a questionnaire in conjunction with the custodian of this STANAG, France, and sent it to several test centers in most of the AC/326 nations. Moreover, an analysis of similar standards has been done in order to get more consistency in the recommendations.
This document provides an analysis of the answers received, summarizes best practice and provides some recommendations to potentially support an amendment of STANAG 4496.