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 revolutionary armor piercing shaped charge changed the landscape.
Also called a "self-forging warhead", this type of shaped charge is used to project high-speed jets of metal that are able to penetrate steel armour to great depths.
IEDs have been deployed in the form of explosively formed penetrators, a special type of shaped charge that is effective at long standoffs from the target (50 meters or more), however they are not accurate at long distances.
This indicates that the IED was a shaped charge with a very specific 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.
Plastic Shaped Charge Assembly for Remote Destruction of Buried IEDs, U.
Examples of specific topics include fast calculation of direct fire trajectories taking the earth's rotation into account, an aerodynamic model for projectile flight simulation using unsteady time accurate computational fluid dynamic results, suppression of axial combustion instability in solid rocket motors, stochastic study of 60-mm gun-projectile responses, a method to increase the tip velocity of a shaped charge jet using a hollow cavity, offshore platforms survivability from underwater explosions, scalable parallel computation of explosively formed penetrators, data mining in military systems, and analysis of weapon systems protecting military camps against mortar fire.
He said: "This was not in any way new technology - the device involved was the same type of shaped charge that we have seen used very regularly.
This is a refinement of the shaped charge technology which has been used to destroy tanks and other military vehicles since the World War II.
We used a shaped charge to part the line where it would cause the least damage.