Enhancement of Penetration Capability of Light Warheads Into Hardened Walls.
Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) have seen a shift in targets from armored vehicles and tanks to structures and buildings, where the current shaped charge devices do not provide sufficient after-penetration effects to neutralize personnel within the structural targets nor do they create large enough penetration holes to allow for follow through charges to be effectively used against structural targets. The effectiveness of theses warheads is limited to the narrow path of the jet and the resulting small hole. General Sciences, Inc. (GSI) successfully demonstrated enhanced damage in simulated wall targets using reactive shaped charge liners, compared to conventional copper liners. In this Phase II effort, GSI will enhance the characterization of the candidate reactive materials, develop simulations that show the expected target damage as a function of liner configuration, and demonstrate more sophisticated liners against higher fidelity targets.
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General Sciences, Incorporated
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