IMEMTS San Diego (USA), October 7-10th, 2013

Theme of the symposium : Delivering Mission Critical, Innovative Insensitive Munitions and Energetic Materials Solutions to the Warfighter in a Challenging Budget Environment. Co-organisation: NDIA and MSIAC Presentation New IM technologies, EM and formulations are being deployed into the field.  This symposium will look at the benefits of these new solutions on the warfighter, logistics, cost and safety of operations.  The 2013 IM and EM Technology Symposium is the premier international gathering for the exchange […]

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STANAG 4439 Mandatory Reactions and AOP Response Descriptors

Feed-back and Considerations from Industry Topic adressed by IMEMG Expert Working Group at IMEMTS’2013 This paper is the result of the work carried out by the Hazard Assessment and Classification Expert Working Group regarding the STANAG 4439 mandatory reactions and AOP 39 ed3 Response Descriptors. It collects the experts feed-back and considerations of the 20 companies belonging to IMEMG. It points out some difficulties to reach full IM Signature with the maximum reactions according to […]

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Shaped Charge Jet STANAG: Propositions for an updated edition

Topic adressed by IMEMG Expert Working Group at IMEMTS’2013 This paper regarding Shaped Charge (SC) Jet STANAG is the result of work carried out by the Hazard Assessment and Classification Expert Working Group. The promulgated STANAG 4526 (ed2), not ratified by all Nations, cannot be used as a standardized reference because the 50 mm Rockeye is not available and its performances are not well defined for determination of an equivalent SC; additionally, test set-up is […]

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Ageing: The Effects of Energetic Materials on System IM Response

Topic adressed by IMEMG Expert Working Group at IMEMTS’2013 on: The importance of IM properties being maintained throughout the service life of a munition has long since been recognised by IMEMG and it was postulated that age-related changes to the intrinsic safety properties of energetic materials could affect the IM response of munitions. The Ageing IMEMG Expert Working Group has developed a Fault Tree Analysis to identify the potential links between properties of cast-cure PBXs […]

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