Target Activated Projectile.
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC
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A target activated spin stabilized projectile fired in a substantially flat trajectory utilizes a pair of diametrically disposed antennae electrically coupled to a 35 gigahertz radiometer to scan a target area. Upon detection of a target within the proximity of the projectiles flight path logic circuitry of the radiometer generates a signal activating one branch of a dual out-of-line ignition system. The selected ignition branch fires a high speed self-forging slug from a target aligned side of a Miznay-Shardin type warhead vertically downward into the soft top side of the detected target. Author
- Ammunition and Explosives