NATO - AOP-7
MANUAL OF DATA REQUIREMENTS AND TESTS FOR THE QUALIFICATION OF EXPLOSIVE MATERIALS FOR MILITARY USE (AC/326 SUBGROUP 1)
|Publication Date:||1 June 2003|
This manual documents Qualification procedures and tests used by the National Authorities of each participating nation to assess the safety and suitability of explosives used in their intended role, e.g. high explosive, booster, etc. The Qualification of a new explosive in accordance with STANAG 4170 and this AOP does not imply Final (or Type) Qualification for use in a specific hardware application.
This document is not a substitute for legislative and regulatory requirements (e.g. UN tests, hazard classification tests, etc.) relating to the manufacture, transportation, storage, and disposal of explosive substances. These requirements are, in general, the responsibility of other government organizations. However, many of the tests included in this manual may also be used to satisfy those legislative or regulatory requirements.