July 19, 2007
A new development for an old technology: exploding metals.
At press time, Pennsylvania-based DE Technologies said it was weeks away from demonstrating a defensive warhead that can detonate near an incoming grenade, mortar round or missile, spraying it with explosive RM shrapnel. Part of the Army's Active Protection System program, the warhead will detonate threats at a safe distance, while possibly limiting the risk of friendly fire. (Unlike steel shrapnel, RM shards can be made to burn out quickly.)Posted by USAdave at July 19, 2007 06:50 AM | TrackBack