O-198 NATO Standards And Practice For Munitions Safety And Insensitive Munitions
October 2018Dr. Ernest L. Baker, Martin van der Voort, Martin Pope
The NATO Munitions Safety Information Analysis Center (MSIAC) is a multinational collaboration that collects, stores, and analyses technical information related to Munitions Safety (MS) and Insensitive Munitions (IM). MSIAC supports its member nations through a variety of products and services. Poland is becoming a MSIAC member nation during 2018. In addition to the 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 development and implementation related to MS, including IM. This paper provides an overview of: NATO policies for MS related to the storage and transport of munitions; NATO IM requirements and testing; and how they relate to Poland.