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China Ordnance Society (COS) is a 5A-level national advanced social organization awarded by Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People’s Republic of China.It is one of the 14 associations chosen by China Association for Science and Technology for the“Innovation Driving Assistance Project”.
Founded in 1964, China Ordnance Society is a non-profit academic national society organization which was established by scientific and technical practitioner and group in the field of weapons science and technology, as well as other relevant sciences field.
The China Ordnance Society has 5 types of membership specifically called normal members, senior members, advanced members, organization members, and contact members. At present, there are totally 34,112 members involving 762 senior members, 49 advanced members, and 235 group members. The council has 7 working committees including organization, academic communication, scientific popularization, science and technology awards, continuing education, science and technology publishing and youth working . There are 51 professional committees in the subject area to organize academic communication of weapons and sciences in various fields. Moreover, COS hosts 16 scientific periodicals. Currently, COS has 16 provincial level local societies.
In the past three years, the China Ordnance Society won the first prize of the Science and Technology Awards Progress (the research on the development strategy of military and civilian integration of China's national defence science and technology industry) rewarded by China North Industries Group Corporation Limited, and the second prize of Outstanding Science and Technology Society Award rewarded by “Promoting Academic Organization’s Creation and Service Skills Project” of China Association for Science and Technology. COS has won the title of “National Science Popularization Excellent Society” issued by China Association for Science and Technology for 4 consecutive years. In addition, “Acta Armamentarii” issued by COS was successfully selected as one of the TOP 50 Project of China Association for Science and Technology. Moreover, Defence technology was successfully selected into the "China Science and technology journal excellence action plan". In 2020, the impact factor of DT reached 2.63, which was twice as much as that when it entered SCI in 2018. It was the first time that defense technology ranked in the global engineering comprehensive field journal list. "Ordnance Knowledge" issued by COS has won the annual "Top 100 Journal Impacts (Popular Journals)" for three consecutive years, and won the title called "Overseas Chinese Newspapers and Overseas Publications are the most popular among overseas readers TOP50", as well as the title called "100 excellent newspapers and magazines that are loved by children and teenagers nationwide."
China Ordnance Society adheres to the tenet of “close to the front line of scientific research, promote self-help innovation, serve weapons development, and improve academic prosperity”. According to the “three-wheel drive” mode which is consisted of Think Tanks, Academics, and Science Popularization to society, COS has gained outstanding achievement in building think tanks, engaging in academic communication, popularising and consulting science, bringing in new intelligence human resource, associating with innovation, and military-civilian integration.
Defence Technology (DT) is a comprehensive academic journal in science and technology under China Association for Science and Technology and sponsored by China Ordnance Society. It aims to promote academic exchanges and advance the development of defense science and technology in China.
The journal mainly publishes high-level original academic papers in the fields of cutting-edge basic theory research, applied science and engineering technology, specifically, including armor protection, weapons and ammunition, weapon launching, bomb guidance, energetic materials, combustion and detonation, ballistics, advanced materials and manufacturing, independent technology, optoelectronic information technology, etc. The latest impact factor and Cite Score of Defense Technology is 2.637 (SCI 2) and 3.0 respectively. At present, the journal has been included in many databases such as SCI, EI, Scopus, CSCD, and the Key Magazine of China Technology databases, and has been successfully selected into the China STEM Journal Excellence Action Plan jointly implemented by seven ministries and commissions.
The National Engineering Laboratory for Wheeled Vehicle is the only state leading engineering laboratory in the field of anti-riot vehicles in China. In November 2016, the laboratory construction project was approved by the National Development and Reform Commission. The legal entity of the project is China North Vehicle Research Institute, and the joint construction unit is the First Research Institute of the Ministry of Public Security of PRC. This project aims to build a research platform for the application of high-mobility anti-riot vehicle technology so as to enhance the mobility, protection and function expansion capabilities of China’s anti-riot vehicles and meet the urgent need of improving their overall performance. The laboratory is designed to support the development of anti-riot special vehicle system integration and performance matching, high power density propulsion system development, comprehensive lightweight protection of vehicle safety, unmanned driving technology and equipment integration and engineering, and to improve the ability of the special vehicles to deal with various security threats and complete multiple disposal missions, thus forming a national innovation platform integrating “the development demonstration center, product development center, test center, and technology transformation center”.
Science and technology on combustion and explosion laboratory is governed by the Modern Chemistry Research Institute. It is one of the earliest established national key laboratories serving the national defense system and has been running since 1996.
The laboratory is focused on the fundamental research on combustion processes of propellants and explosives. We have performed in-depth investigations on the physical and chemical phenomena, and the inherent laws revealing the mechanisms of combustion; and we have offered technical support and theoretical guidance for effective control over the combustion behaviors, rational design of high-performance propellant and explosive formulations, improving the propellant and explosive technology.
The laboratory has become a modern research center with 5 research groups, 15 major experiment systems, and more than 150 advanced scientific instruments. We have been awarded 2 National Science & Technology Progress Awards (first class), and more than 60 Provincial and Ministerial Science & Technology Progress Awards. We have filed more than 250 patents, of which 150 are licensed. We have published more than 2,000 peer-reviewed research papers,including 400 SCI and 520 EI papers. We have published 10 monographs and 3 co-authored books in foreign languages.
Currently, our laboratory has become an important base and open platform for innovative scientific research in the field of propellant and explosive combustion, engaging in attracting and cultivating high-level talents and carrying out academic exchanges and cooperation. Domestic and foreign experts and scholars are warmly welcome to visit us for guidance, exchange, and cooperation.
Beijing Institute of Technology was authorized in 1991 to establish the State Key Laboratory of Explosion Science and Technology (SKLEST). In 1996, SKLEST was certified by the government and officially opened to the public. It is a unique state-level laboratory in the field of explosion science and technology. The mission of SKLEST is to take on significant scientific and technological challenges, to produce original and innovative research outcomes, and to makesignificant contributions to national development.
SKLEST involves the disciplines of Weapon Science and Technology, Mechanics, Safety Science and Engineering, Material Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Technology,and Chemistry. Five highlighted research areas include Theory and Application of Energetic Materials, Explosion Mechanics, Damage Theory and Application, Protective Theory and Technology, and Explosion Safety Theory and Assessment Methods. SKLEST has four experimental sites, i.e. Zhongguancun Laboratory, West-Mountain Laboratory, Donghuayuan Laboratory and Joint BIT-Shandong Experiment Base.
SKLEST has 2 academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2 academicians of Chinese Academy of Engineering, 10 winners of China National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, 5 Distinguished Professors awarded by Cheung Kong Scholars Program, 3 experts from overseas through the “Thousand Talent Program for Young Outstanding Scientists”, 2 winners of Excellent Young Scientists Fund. SKLEST also hosts 3 innovation teams for National Science and Technology and 1 Innovative Research Group of National Natural Science Foundation.
With its unique features and strength, SKLEST has become an influential research base for explosion science and technology, safety science and engineering and protective technology,a talents-training base and a national and international academic and research exchange center.
Domestic and overseas experts with research interests in the relevant field of explosion science and technology are welcome to visit SKLEST for research exchange and collaboration.
National Key Laboratory of Science and Technology on Materials under Shock and Impact has consistently adhered to the missions of developing fundamental theories and core technologies in national key industry projects. In response to the technology development and fast changes of academic frontiers, the Key Laboratory is intensively engaged in the fundamental and applied research of the damage and protective materials under Shock and Impact. It provides the key materials for domestic equipment and leadsthedevelopmentdirectionof material technology under shock and impact.
The key Laboratory has more than 50 researchers, and has built up a high caliber research team, which includes young and middle-aged academic backbone and academicians. It has won the honor of "National Defense Science and Technology Innovation Team of Damage and Protective Materials", "Pioneer of Beijing Education" and other honors. The key laboratory consists of five research directions including Protective Materials and Composite Structure, Damaged Materials and Ammunition Matching, Simulation and Material Design, Material Testing and Characterization, Performance Evaluation and Special Protection. The major research focuses on the new materials, new technology, new structure for the application demand in the shock and impact conditions. The laboratory has made profound achievements in the fields of new alloy, ceramics and composites, and has innovated a number of new technologies for defense construction.
The key laboratory serves as a leading scientific research platform in the fields of material design, preparation, characterization, evaluation, etc. It has a total construction area of more than 5000 square meters, 93 sets of the major facilities, worth more than RMB 100 million. It also carries out related technology development, consultation service and test services. The key laboratory undertakes a lot of research projects including the National Key Basic Research Program (973), Major Project of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, the Research Programs of NSFC, international collaboration projects, and entrusted programs from companies, with the annual research funds more than RMB 80 million. In the past 5 years, the key laboratory has gained three National Invention Awards, nine awards from ministries or provinces of China, over 300 papers were published, among them more than 200 were indexed in the SCI database, more than 100 licensed invention patents and over 150 research projects. The research achievements have significantly contributed to the development of science, technology and national economy. The laboratory is a leading center for research and education of materials technology under shock and impact.
The Science and Technology on Aerospace Chemical Power Laboratory (STACPL) is a unique state level laboratory in the field of science and technology on aerospace chemical power, which locates on Hubei Institute of Aerospace Chemotechnology, in Xiangyang, Hubei Province, P. R. China.
It is a unique state level laboratory in the field of science and technology on aerospace chemical power. The mission of STACPL is to take on significant scientific and technological challenges, to produce original and innovative research outcomes, and to make significant contributions to national development. It will become a research base and a talents-training base for aerospace chemical power technology with national and international influence. STACPL involves the disciplines of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Aeronautical and Astronautical Science and Technology, and Materials Science and Engineering. It includes three highlighted research directions of Aerospace Chemical Power. Currently STACPL has 47 researchers including 21 professors of engineering. STACPL has 1 expert from overseas through the“Thousand Talent Program”, 1 national candidate for the Million Talents Project in the new century, 5 Province level experts with outstanding contributions.
Domestic and overseas experts with research interests in the relevant field of Science and Technology on Aerospace Chemical Power are welcome to visit STACPL for research exchange and collaboration.
Laboratory of Computational Physics (LCP), which was established in 1991, is a state key laboratory for numerical simulation of weapons physics. LCP is mainly responsible for scientific research in three aspects, these include: basic research on the application of key technologies and scientific problems in numerical simulation of weapon physics, advanced exploratory research under extreme physical conditions such as high temperature and high pressure, and high-level personnel training in national defense and national scientific and engineering calculation.
National Key Laboratory of Transient Physics is located at Nanjing University of Science and Technology. It is located at the foot of Zijin Mountain. It covers an area of 20 acres and has a total construction area of 4,036 square meters. It has good scientific research conditions and complete facilities. It is based on the theory and technology of weapon launching. "The basic research platform for theoretical and experimental research in national key disciplines is the only national defense science and technology key laboratory in this field." Through more than ten years of construction and development, it has gradually formed including ultra-high-speed launch dynamics, flight dynamics, chemical dynamics and fluid mechanics, explosion mechanics, modern damage mechanics, guidance and control, plasma physics, engineering thermophysics, high simulation. Basic theories such as technology and transient test technology, basic research applied, and new disciplines and research systems that intersect with information technology.
The Science and Technology on Transient Impact Laboratory is a state-level key laboratory in small arms which is based in Beijing Mechanical & Electric Research. It mainly conducts research in impact dynamics, biomechanics, wound ballistics, lethal and non-lethal technology, ballistic test technology and so on, serving as a research and test base, talent training base and academic exchange center in the field of small arms technology. The Laboratory has 8 national, provincial and ministerial leading talents, and more than 50 permanent researchers. With an investment of over 200 million, covering a building area of nearly 6000 square meters and equipped with over 100 set of instruments and equipment, the Laboratory has exploratory and innovative research, key technology breakthrough and comprehensive test verification capabilities.
Science and Technology on Applied Physics Chemistry Laboratory, affiliated to Shaanxi Applied Physics Chemistry Research Institute, is the only laboratory in the area of pyrotechnics in China. The building area of the lab is 4680 m2.
There are four research areas: Function Mechanism and Failure Controlling of the High-tech Pyrotechnics System, Pyrotechnics System Integration, Advanced Energetic Materials for Pyrotechnics, Safety & Reliability Test and Evaluation of Pyrotechnics System. Six research platforms were developed aimed at the above four areas: Research of Explosive Performance of Pyrotechnics, Research of High-tech Pyrotechnics System, Research of MEMS Pyrotechnics, Research of Advanced Energetic Materials, Research of Anti-electromagnetism Test for Pyrotechnics, Research of Safety and Reliability Evaluation of Pyrotechnics System, and 145 important instruments are involved in the above platforms. With the development aim of “top-class scientific research conditions, top-class training base, top-class scientific research level”, the laboratory execute the operating mechanism of “opening, acting, uniting and competing”. We warmly welcome the specialists and scholars from all over the world to our laboratory to give lectures and work with us.
The Key Laboratory Nano-Micro Energetic Devices of Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) was approved by MIIT and established in Nanjing University of Science and Technology in 2019. The first director is Prof. Ruiqi Shen. The laboratory is focusing on the cutting-edge science, centering on the basic and application research. The main research directions of the laboratory are preparation of nano-micro energetic materials, design and integration of nano-micro energetic devices, safety and reliability evaluation of nano-micro energetic devices, simulation of nano-micro energetic devices, energy release and control in micro and nano scale, mechanism of combustion and detonation in micro scale，and measurement methods of physical and chemical properties at micro scale, etc .