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A New Proposal Helping Us to Quantify Reaction Types

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The GEMO French committee tests procedures is a working group treating tests standards on defense explosives. It is under the authority of the DGA French procurement agency of the French Ministry of Defense and it regroups experts from the Ministry of Defense and from Armament Industries. The scopes treated by the GEMO cover the statistics methods and metrology, the explosives properties and the physico-chemical analysis, the security and the vulnerability, and finally the ammunitions performances. The vulnerability working group of the GEMO convenes program services of the DGA, four tests centers of the DCE The Systems Evaluation and Test Directorate and all the armament industries concerned by the vulnerability of the ammunitions. Apart from the fact that the members of this working group cover all the profession, they also cover the whole explosives and french ammunitions explosive, powder, propellant, bomb, warhead, shell, rocket motor, .... This organisation allows to have the most objective and broad french opinion as possible about the vulnerability standards. After 10 years, this working group wrote eight standards to carry out tests on models and seven definition documents of these models. These works allow France to have, in the vulnerability tests scope, all the necessary documents to study the behaviour of new explosives, confined or not in models. The tests on full scale ammunitions derive also benefit from these works.

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  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Ballistics

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