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UAS Deployed Thermobarics for Suppression of Radiation Hazards

  The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) received a technical inquiry requesting research on explosives bonding materials for thermobaric (TBX) devices consisting of boron 10 and aluminum. The purpose of this inquiry was to…

Overview of Additively Manufactured Explosive and Energetic Materials

DSIAC was asked for publications and information relating to the material properties of additively manufactured (AM) explosives and organizations involved in such research. A DSIAC subject matter expert searched through open sources and the DTIC…

Small Arms and Explosives Attacks on Non-Military Commercial Armored Vehicles

  Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) Basic Center of Operations received a technical inquiry (TI) requesting information on the history of attacks with small arms and explosives on nonmilitary commercial armored vehicles. DSIAC staff…

Articles

Navy Engineer Invents “Flash Corridor,” Improves Burn Profile of Ammo

A U.S. Navy engineer has invented a tiny plastic tube that adds a flash corridor to cartridge ammunition, giving the propellant an improved burn profile. In contrast to traditional rounds that burn back to front and forcing some propellant into the firearm’s barrel, when ammunition with a flash corridor is fired, the primer causes molten

Army Makes Inroads Toward Tripling the Energy of Explosives

A team of researchers from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and Washington State University have discovered a new type of energetic material that could have triple the energy content of well-known explosives for the Army of 2050 and beyond. So, how exactly does one begin the process of tripling the energy content of explosives? Simple

UK Centre of Excellence in Energetic Materials (CoEEM)

Centre of Excellence in Energetic Materials (CoEEM) is a UK Government-driven initiative to pull together and champion essential national capability in energetic materials. It aims to draw on UK-wide organizations, facilities, and academic centers to provide coordinated research, training, test & evaluation and knowledge exchange. Energetic materials, (explosives, propellants, pyrotechnics, gas generators) represent a vitally