The debate about Insensitive Munitions
Insensitive Munitions (IM) are designed to burn or disintegrate rather than explode when exposed to fire, shock or impact. Following scientific advancements the munitions are made to be chemically stable and have set the standard for improved safety measures for handling and storage.
During the Falklands conflict in 1982, mass explosions on HMS ANTELOPE sunk the frigate after crew attempted to defuse an unexploded bomb. It was the subsequent explosions from other on-board munitions, which...
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