High Velocity Insensitive Launch Systems
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1832 180th St. SE, Bothell, WA, -
AbstractSystima is proposing to develop an end-to-end integrated solution to provide a high velocity, Long Range Ram Accelerator Mobile Field Howitzer (LRRAM-FH) system that will dramatically increase velocity and range capabilities over conventional artillery. The ram accelerator launcher will accelerate the projectiles to velocities greater than 2 km/s, which will extend the capability of modern kinetic weapons and kinetic energy levels. LRRAM-FH design will maximize the mission effectiveness by providing a long range strike capability within existing artillery units while not adversely increasing logistics requirements. The LRRAM-FH would integrate existing infrastructure for training/elevating the tube and fire control systems. The LRRAM-FH will have adequate mobility to be integrated within existing remote firebases. The ram accelerator is a hypervelocity launcher that has been demonstrated with muzzle velocity up to 2.7 km/s. A new configuration offers significant performance gains over conventional ram accelerators and improved field-ability. Use of kinetic energy rather than high explosives will help these high velocity projectiles be insensitive material (IM) compliant. This in turn improves the system"s performance in the field and provides increased value to the warfighter. Systima will develop the concept and evaluate integration/application methods/designs to optimize the performance during the Phase I program.
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