What was the 2012 Afyonkarahisar Arsenal Explosion?

Introduction The 2012 Afyonkarahisar arsenal explosion occurred at 21:15 local time on 5 September 2012 in Afyonkarahisar, Turkey. According to Turkish Armed Forces, 25 servicemen died, four other soldiers and three civilians were injured by the accident. Background A fire at the locality followed the explosion. The remains of two non-commissioned officers (NCO’s), two special… Read More


What is a Camouflet?

Introduction A camouflet, in military science, is an artificial cavern created by an explosion. If the explosion reaches the surface then it is called a crater. Background The term was originally defined as a countermine dug by defenders to prevent the undermining of a fortress’s walls during a siege. The defenders would dig a tunnel… Read More

What is the Effect of Repeated Low-Level Explosives on Canadian Armed Forces’ Breaching Instructors & Range Staff?

Research Paper Title Blast in Context: The Neuropsychological and Neurocognitive Effects of Long-Term Occupational Exposure to Repeated Low-Level Explosives on Canadian Armed Forces’ Breaching Instructors and Range Staff. Background Currently, there is strong interest within the military to better understand the effects of long-term occupational exposure to repeated low-level blast on health and performance. To… Read More

The Management of Blast Injury of the Hands related to Warfare Explosive Devices

Research Paper Title Blast injury of the hand related to warfare explosive devices: experience from the French Military Health Service. Background The objective was to report on the experience of the French Army Health Service in the management of blast injury of the hands related to warfare explosive devices. Methods A retrospective study was conducted… Read More