Propellant Reassessment Program.
ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND DOVER NJ PRODUCT ASSURANCE DIRECTORATE
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As part of the Ammunition Stockpile Reliability Program ASRP, a number of stockpiles propellant lots were reassessed for end-item use under the Propellant Reassessment Program. A sequence of laboratory and ballistic testing was developed to aid in the evaluation of these propellants. The evaluations were made with respect to the safety and performance of the propellant. Based on the propellant reassessments, disposition of 46 stockpiles propellant lots was recommended. Storage controls were developed for incorporation into the propellant stockpile system. As a result of the first 18 months of the program, propellant reassessments have directly provided a cost avoidance, in ballistic test costs for the Government, of 384,000. Author
- Ammunition and Explosives