Solid Rocket Insensitive Munitions Testing

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What are the testing requirements for solid rocket insensitive munitions and installation of the thrust vector control system?

A DSIAC subject matter expert (SME) responded to a major developer and manufacturer of missile and rocket systems to provide guidance on testing requirements and potential impacts of the use of thrust vector control during slow cookoff (SCO), and fragment/bullet impact testing.  Insights on potential impacts to test performance and data results were provided.  Additionally, the need to perform modeling and analysis prior to testing was highlighted to help to further assess the potential impacts.

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Sunday, January 1, 2017
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