Accession Number:

ADA426567

Title:

Free Fall Experimental Data for Non-Lethal Artillery Projectile Parts

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan-Jun 2004

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Report Date:

2004-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

U.S. military forces increasingly find themselves in situations compatible with the use of non-lethal weapons. Extending the range and spheres of influence of these non-lethal weapons is considered essential as an option in future conflict scenarios. With this in mind, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory ARL at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, and the U.S. Army Armament Research Development and Engineering Center ARDEC at Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, have joined together in an effort to produce a non-lethal artillery projectile. With support from the Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, and Edgewood Chemical Biological Command, Maryland. ARDEC has accepted the challenge of selecting and tailoring the payload and expulsion issues. while ARL will focus on its traditional area of expertise in ballistics and will develop technologies for a non-lethal carrier for the selected payload. The goal of this effort is to project non-lethal payloads to ranges similar to those of standard artillery.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE