Warhead Explosive Fill

http://www.eglin.af.mil/News/Photos/igphoto/2000683583/mediaid/471064/ (Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force/Airman 1st Class Anthony Jenning)

http://www.eglin.af.mil/News/Photos/igphoto/2000683583/mediaid/471064/ (Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force/Airman 1st Class Anthony Jenning)

What are the implications of filling a warhead with ALIMX-101 vs. PBXN-109?

DSIAC staff provided information for better understanding of the implications filling a large warhead with ALIMX-101 vs. PBXN-109.  A DSIAC energetics subject matter expert (SME) provided a short description of the rationale for DoD transition from cast-cure PBXN to the maturing technology of a melt-cast IMX/ALIMX-based explosive fill, which improves fill efficiency while maintaining the required insensitive munitions and detonation performance capabilities of PBXN-based fills.  A summary of ALIMX-101 related documents was provided. This included the FY2017-18 Insensitive Munitions Strategic Plan for PEO Weapons, which provides a good source summary for the objectives, accomplishments to date, and plan going forward for additional development related to using ALIMX-101.

Inquiry Completion Date: 
Sunday, January 1, 2017
Distribution Statement: 
D. Distribution authorized to the Department of Defense and U.S. DoD contractors only.
DTIC Accession No.: 
DSIAC- 2166890
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