Selectively Aimable Warhead Initiation System.
Patent, Filed 20 Sep 71, patented 24 Sep 91,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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This patent discloses a system for aiming a selectivity aimable warhead SAW at a target by explosively deforming the warhead into a shape desirable for directionality. Twenty-four explosive forming charges are located around the circumference of the warhead and run the entire length of the warhead. The proximity fuze selects one sector out of 24 as the direction aim. Having selected a sector in the azimuth, the forming charge in that sector plus the adjacent two forming charges are initiated simultaneously. After a time delay interval sufficient to allow the warhead to deformabout 12 millisecond to 1 millisecond, warhead boosters located furthest from the target or 180 degrees from the forming charges and on each end of the warhead, are initiated simultaneously. The warhead is detonated generating a high velocity fragment beams towards the target.
- Ammunition and Explosives