Meeting Insensitive Munitions Requirements
Ever since the tragic incident on the USS Forrestal in 1967, there have been initiatives to decrease the sensitivity of high explosives and propellant reactions from threats such as slow and fast cook off, bullet impact, shape charge jet, fragment impact and sympathetic detonation. We have been the leading manufacturer of an active mitigation system to meet insenstive munitions requirements. We have developed a thermally initiated venting systems (TIVS) for this explicit purpose. The system is triggered with a thermal event detected by an auto-ignition material (AIM) and uses linear shape charge (LSC) to cut the missile, munition or the canister case.
The system needs no external energy source to function. The severance of the missile, munition or canister housing reduces the pressure build up, creating a less volatile reaction, therefore increasing its level of safety characterization to STANAG 4439 and AOP-39. The system can be configured to interface with all missile, munition and canister shapes and sizes.