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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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