Modified M530A1 Fuze for Short-Range Man-Portable Antitank Weapons Technology (SMAWT)
HARRY DIAMOND LABS ADELPHI MD
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The report describes the status of a program to modify the M530A1 Fuze for use with SMAWT warheads. Principal modifications consist of providing a second environmental sensor to satisfy requirements of MIL-STD-1316A, and providing crush switch initiation rather than piezoelectric initiation to improve reliability on impact with nonconventional armor. This work has been extremely successful thirty-five modified M530A1 fuzes have been tested for arming and for impact function in the MICOM rocket delivery system, with all units functioning properly.
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