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shaped charge

A charge shaped so as to concentrate its explosive force in a particular direction.
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The AT4CS RS is a fully disposable, preloaded weapon system with a specially developed, unique shaped-charge warhead that delivers outstanding behind-armour effect inside the target.
The penetration of a tank's armor by a shaped-charge warhead "increases the likelihood of crew casualties, but does not necessarily result in the destruction of the vehicle," Jane's wrote.
The first effective shaped-charge anti-armor warheads had their combat origins in World War I.
Time Magazine reported last week that members of the jihadist group Jabhat al-Nusra in the Idlib Province said they were manufacturing Explosively Formed Projectiles, powerful shaped-charge IEDS that discharge a molten copper slug which can cut through the armor of tanks.
In this category, the AMAP has a whole range of solutions aimed at defeating ballistic threats, mines, IEDs and shaped-charge explosives, along with additional roof protection to defeat proximity projectiles.
The 'R' version's warhead combines the shaped-charge anti-armour capability of the initial anti-tank version with the enhanced effects of fragmentation, blast fragmentation and heat blast overpressure built into later models, the report said.
The video also shows several types of different ammo: not just the airbursting frag shell, but training rounds and armour-piercing ones working on the shaped-charge principle.
The US military adviser team to Iraqi special police forces in Salman Pak, 19 km south-east of Baghdad, said it had been seeing more sophisticated shaped-charge IEDs since last spring.
First, an active protection system will be primarily effective against shaped-charge warheads, at least in the near term; a system that effectively intercepts incoming hypervelocity kinetic energy rounds is a challenge requiring considerably more demanding specifications than the existing prototypes that have successfully defeated shaped-charge projectiles.
JCM has a multi-purpose warhead that packs both a highly lethal shaped-charge to defeat the most advanced armored threats and a blast fragmentation capability to defeat ships, buildings, bunkers and other "soft" targets by penetrating them with a precursor warhead and then detonating a time-delayed main warhead to incapacitate the target from within.
The revolutionary system can resist attack by RPGs or other shaped-charge weapons while remaining of a practical weight and size for armored vehicles to carry.