Accession Number : ADA323504

Title :   An Overview of Hard-Kill Active-Armour Systems (Een overzicht van hard-kill actieve pantsersystemen).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : PRINS MAURITS LABORATORIUM TNO RIJSWIJK (NETHERLANDS)

Personal Author(s) : Verolme, J. L.

PDF Url : ADA323504

Report Date : JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : This report gives an overview of hard kill active armor systems. These systems are intended to protect the vehicle on which they are placed. They detect an incoming threat (e.g. an antitank missile) and try to minimize or fully eliminate the effects of this threat by some physical contact. This physical contact can be accomplished by firing for example a fragmenting projectile, EFP's or shaped charges, or plates. Although many systems of this kind have been found in the open literature, few have left the experimental stage to become an actual product.

Descriptors :   *REACTIVE ARMOR, NETHERLANDS, SHAPED CHARGES, DUTCH LANGUAGE, VEHICULAR ARMOR, ARMOR PLATE.

Subject Categories : Armor

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE