NATO - STANAG 4170
Principles and Methodology for the Qualification of Explosive Materials for Military Use
|Publication Date:||4 February 2008|
The aims of this agreement are:
(a) to establish the concept and requirement for Qualification of explosive materials by a National Authority for military use by NATO nations;
(b) to ensure that only explosive materials sufficiently characterised and assessed as possessing properties making them safe and suitable for consideration for military use are Qualified for an intended role. A change of role (e.g. the use of a Qualified booster as a main charge explosive) will require a separate assessment on a case-by-case basis, to determine whether that explosive can be used in a new particular application not covered under the intended (original) role;
(c) to provide for NATO nations an acceptable and uniform basis to achieve Qualification status of explosive materials by the adoption of the principles and methodology described in this STANAG and related document AOP-7.