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LOW-VULNERABILITY AMMUNITION [1 record]

Record 1 2004-06-01

English

Subject field(s)
  • Advanced Technology Weapons
DEF

[A munition] which reliably [fulfils its] performance, readiness and operational requirements on demand, but which [minimises] the probability of inadvertent initiation and severity of subsequent collateral damage to weapon platforms, logistic systems and personnel when subjected to unintentional stimuli.

CONT

An insensitive munition is one that will not detonate under any conditions other than its intended mission to destroy a target. If it is struck by fragments from an explosion or hit by a bullet, it will not detonate. It also will not detonate if it is in close proximity to a target that is hit. In extreme temperatures, the missile will only burn (no detonation or explosion).

French

Domaine(s)
  • Armes de haute technicité
OBS

munitions à risques atténués : terme uniformisé par le Groupe de travail de terminologie des munitions.

Spanish

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