Synchronization of IM and HC: The Navy Perspective
NAVAL ORDNANCE SAFETY AND SECURITY ACTIVITY INDIAN HEAD MD
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The US Navys Naval Ordnance Safety and Security Activity NOSSA is charged with the development and evaluation of Insensitive Munitions IM advanced technologies, managing the Hazard Classification HC program to enable the safe transport and storage of ammunition, explosives and related components, monitoring of the developments or trends in energetic materials, weapons or ordnance systems, ship or aircraft systems that influence or could adversely affect ordnance safety, their applications, and the safety impacts to the DON of those developments. Recently, NOSSA has combined the IM HC personnel into one assembly to facilitate the synchronization of the IM HC testing and application of testing requirements for each facet. This paper will present the US Navys perspective of the harmonization of IM and HC functions.
- Ammunition and Explosives