NATO nations need to keep stockpiles of weapons for defense purpose, but those are expensive to operate and maintain. Munitions age with time and environmental exposure to that at the end of their life, or when overexposed to a harsh environment munitions degrade and may even get unsafe to handle and use. Once they reach their ‘use by’ date, munition stockpiles are disposed of and need to be replaced; which result in significant costs for high-end systems.
The NATO Applied Vehicle Technology Panel (AVT) has invited experts from research and industry to display innovative solutions that address this issue in the AGORA of the NATO Headquarters in Brussels from 08 to 11 October 2019. The presentation will demonstrate how new technology can help monitor the health of munitions, diagnose problems, and communicate wirelessly.
|Displaying innovative solutions lowering the logistic footprint for the Alliance |
in the AGORA of the NATO Headquarters in Brussels from 08 to 11 October 2019
New, emerging Munition Health Management (MHM) technologies derived from civil application have a positive effect on operational capability, interoperability, life-cycle cost and even acquisition of missiles and other munitions within NATO. In addition to contributing to safety assessments during In-Service Surveillance, these technologies provide a critical capability for NATO forces: estimating the Safe Remaining Life of munitions at any point in time after manufacturing and deployment accurately and quickly.
Published 2019-10-02T22:00:00Z by AVT