Insensitive Munitions and the Army: Improving Safety and Survivability

Duncan, Kendal
January 2002
Army Logistician;Jan/Feb2002, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p16
Deals with Insensitive Munitions (IM) Program of the United States Army. Adoption of an inventory of the world's most lethal ground force munitions that perform as they are intended; Integral component of the Army's Munitions Survivability Program; Combination of IM and hazard classification testing.


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