Development of Nanothermite Projectile for Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) Neutralization. National Institute of Justice Final Report
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It has been shown that ammonium nitrate-fuel oil ANFO charges in the range of several pounds to 80 pounds can be neutralized by impact of projectiles containing small amounts of a reactive material. The mechanism is that limited deflagration of the ANFO creates sufficient pressure to rupture plastic or steel containers.
- Defense Systems
- Ammunition and Explosives