The Army Munitions Survivability Program
ARMY DEFENSE AMMUNITION LOGISTICS ACTIVITY PICATINNY ARSENAL NJ
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Analyses conducted by the U.S. Army indicate that the military munitions logistics system is severely vulnerable to disruption during initial buildup in wartime operations due to enemy or terrorist attack. Historical data indicates that explosive propagation between munitions stacks is likely, leading to severe critical munitions shortages and the potential for loss of the foothold by the U.S. early entry forces. The U.S. Army is pursuing a Munitions Survivability Program with three major components which work together to address this issue 1 the Ammo Provider Program will develop technology to improve survivability of the munitions logistics system by protecting ammo storage areas and increasing the velocity of munitions distribution. 2 the Munitions Survivability Integration Program will make the munitions themselves less sensitive and more survivable through survivable munitions packaging, improved munitions design, and less sensitive energetics addresses MIL-STD-2105B. 3 The Hazards from Electromagnetic Radiation to Ordnance HERO Certification Program will assess the susceptibility of Army munitions to the electromagnetic radiation environment present during Army and joint operations. The combination of these three programs provides a comprehensive and low cost approach to protect decisive munitions and ensure our ability to quickly project lethal and survivable combat power across the range of military operations around the globe.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Ammunition and Explosives