Presentation

Maintaining Performance and Enhanced Survivability Throughout the Lifecycle IMEMTS Bristol (UK)  24-28 April, 2006 Co-organisation: NDIA, MSIAC, and IMEMG. Download / Print / View Brochure (PDF) The papers describe how contributors are meeting the demanding challenges posed by the need both to maintain effectiveness and enhanced survivability throughout the in-service lifecycle, whether it be during rapid deployment or operations in hostile environments. The technologies show-cased at this symposium provide the answers for the future through […]

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Opening Session

Keynote Address Mr. David Gould CB, OUSD (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics), Deputy Director, Defense Systems, Land Warfare and Munitions. US IM Position Mr.Anthony J. Melita, OUSD (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics) Deputy Director, Defense Systems, Land Warfare and Munitions The UK IM Position – A Progress Report Mr. Jim McLay Director, Defence Ordnance Safety Group Overview on UK R+T of Energetics Dr Chris Leach, Group Director, Technology Group RAO UK MoD French IM / MURAT Position […]

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Proceedings

IMEMTS Bristol (UK)  24-28 April, 2006 Opening Session Proceedings (PDF format): SYSTEM MODELLING AND TESTING POLICY FORMULATION GUN PROPELLANT FORMULATION MITIGATION PROCESS INGREDIENTS AND PROCESS PROCESS AND PYROTECHNICS CHARACTERIZATION LIFE CYCLE SYNTHESIS

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System

Development of PAX-3 Explosive for the Bunker Defeat Munition Mr. Arthur Daniels, U.S. Army RDECOM-ARDEC IM Testing Evaluation of New Melt Pour Explosive PAX-195 in Mortars Mr. Philip Samuels, U.S. Army PEO-AMMO Thrust-ARDEC IM- Enhancement of the 120mm M934A1 HE Mortar Cartridge Mr. Larry Sotsky, Nausheen Al-Shehab, U.S. Army RDECOM-ARDEC IM Study – 120mm Mortar Bomb Mr. Simon Haye, MECAR SA New Insensitive Rifled 120-mm Mortar Ammunition with Enhanced Lethal Performance Mr. Christophe Bar, TDA […]

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Modelling and Testing

New Aluminized Explosives for High Energy-High Blast (Combined Effects) Warheads Applications Mr. Robert Hatch, ATK Thiokol, Inc. Brigham City, UT 84302-0707 Aspects of Material Insensitivity Mrs. Helen Czerski, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK Qualification Testing for PBXN-113 Containing Reclaimed HMX Mr. Tiffany McGregor, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division GUDN/TNT – A New Melt Cast Composition For IM Mr. Per Sjoeberg, EURENCO Bofors AB Challenges in the Predictive Capabilities of Fragment Impact of […]

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Policy

Insensitive Munitions Maturity — A Systems Perspective Mr. Thomas E Swierk, US Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, NAVSEA An Update on STANAG 4439 and AOP 39 Editions 2 Mr. Régis Guégan, French MoD/DGA/IPE/SP, CNAD Ammunition Safety Group AC/326 Concerns About Trends in Insensitive Munitions TestingMr.Stuart Blashill, Navy Energetics Enterprise, China Lake Insensitive Munitions: Understanding the Risks, Reaping the BenefitsMr. Alastair MacKichan, Charlcombe Associates Ltd Progress, Challenges and Way Ahead for the Navy Insensitive Munitions Program […]

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Formulation

Australian Melt-Cast Explosives Research and Development Mr. Arthur Provatas, DSTO Improved IM Melt-Cast Explosives Mr. Andrew Wilson, BAE Systems Development of a Cast Plastic Bonded Explosive with High CL20 Content Mrs. Brigitte Le Roux, SNPE Matériaux Energétiques, Centre de Recherches du Bouchet Development of New Insensitive TNT based Explosives with Excellent IM Characteristics Mrs. Nikki Rasmussen, ATK Thiokol Energetic Plasticizer Evaluation in Cast-Cured PBXs Mr. Alan Garvey, Ensign Bickford Aerospace and Defense Company Reduced Sensitivity […]

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Gun Propellant Formulation

Development and Performance of High Energy High Performance Co-Layered ETPE Gun Propellant for Large Caliber System Mrs. Thelma Manning, US Army RDECOM-ARDEC Performance of Co-Layered Energetic Thermoplastic Elastomer-Based Propellant in Medium Caliber Ammunition Mr. Paul Braithwaite, ATK Thiokol Nitrochemie’s serial and future sensitivity reduced Nitrocellulose-based Propelling Solutions Mr. Hanspeter Andres, Nitrochemie Wimmis AG Insensitivity aspects of NC bonded and DNDA Plasticizer Containing Gun Propellants Mr. Manfred Bohn, Fraunhofer-Institut für Chemische Technologie (ICT) Caseless Ammunition and […]

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Mitigation

Threat Hazard Assessment Methodology and Explosives Effect Mitigation for 4.5 Inch Mk 8 Medium Range Naval Fire Support HE Ammunition Mr. Julian G Taylor, UK MoD, Technical Enabling Services, Sea Systems Group, Naval Authority Explosives Development of Ceramic Ball Armor for IM Applications Mr. Raymond Gamache, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, Potomac River Test Range Mitigation of Thermal Threats using Devices Based on Shape Memory Alloys Mr. John Cook, Aviva Howard, Lakshman Chandrasekaran, QinetiQ, […]

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Process

High-Performance Melt-Cast Plastic-Bonded Explosives Mr. Patrick Brousseau, DRDC Valcartier Process Optimization for the Manufacture of Premix Intermediates for Melt Cast and Cast Cure IM Explosives Mr. Crane Robinson, RDECOM-ARDEC Start-up of a New Efficient and Green TNT Manufacturing Process Mr. Andrew Sanderson, ATK AAE Process Development For High Blast PAX Explosives At Holston Army Ammunition Plant Ms. Wendy Balas, TACOM-ARDEC Twin Screw Extrusion of Aluminized Thermobaric Explosives Mr. Michael Fair, US ARMY The Design, Installation […]

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