shaped charge


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shaped charge

A charge shaped so as to concentrate its explosive force in a particular direction.
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12 ( ANI ): One soldier was killed, while four others were injured after a shaped charge exploded accidentally during the demolition firing in Pokharan by an Engineer Regiment of Indian Army, on Monday.
The applied technology analysis and result comparison show that the proposed system is efficient for hard rock blasting, which avoids the complicated processes of shaped charge, lowers the blasting cost, and improves the working efficiency.
The revolutionary armor piercing shaped charge changed the landscape.
An IED designed for use against armoured targets such as personnel carriers or tanks will be designed for armour penetration, by using either a shaped charge or an explosively formed penetrator.
The shaped charge was too weak to penetrate granite as effectively as it does soil.
The bomb was detonated by an infra-red beam and had a shaped charge configuration directing the blast laterally against the targeted vehicle.
This is designed to drive the mine into the soil and stand it roughly vertically with a shaped charge facing upright.
Insensitive munitions are designed to resist unplanned detonation by fast or slow cook-of, bullet impact, fragment impact, shaped charge jet impact or sympathetic detonation.
This indicates that the IED was a shaped charge with a very specific target.
A relative newcomer to the field, Extreme Shock ammunition specializes in low-penetration, reduced-ricochet rounds using high-tech compressed composite materials said to perform like an explosive "shaped charge" on target.
The MRAP may not be effective against Explosively Formed Penetrators (EFP), which use a shaped charge to form a hypervelocity jet of metal, capable of cutting through thick armor.