Barge Strike Explosive Clearance System
Patent, filed 27 May 97, patented 11 Aug 98
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A barge strike system for clearing an obstacle-filled region of water includes a floating barge having at least one hollow region defined therein. The barge is equipped to move under its own power to the obstacle-filled region at various speeds, including speeds in excess of minimum planing speed. Explosive material is contained in the barges hollow region s. A plurality of detonators are coupled to a top surface of the explosive material and are initiated to generate a coalesced planar wave downward through the explosive material.
- Ammunition and Explosives