What information exists on using thermate grenades underwater against mines or limpets?

U.S. aircraft carrier tests underwater explosive in open water
The aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) successfully completes the third and final scheduled explosive event for Full Ship Shock Trials while underway in the Atlantic Ocean, Aug. 8, 2021. The U.S. Navy conducts shock trials of new ship designs using live explosives to confirm that their warships can continue to meet demanding mission requirements under harsh conditions they may encounter in battle (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jackson Adkins).

Posted: February 8, 2024

Deadline: February 17, 2024

The Defense Systems Information Analysis Center (DSIAC) is seeking reports, tests, or studies on the use of thermate grenades at depth in underwater environments where there are mines or limpets. Of particular interest are the effects of depth pressure on thermate grenades, or other incendiary mixtures, and their ability to penetrate casings underwater. If you have any information to support this request, please contact Taylor Knight (taylor.h.knight.ctr@mail.mil), the lead analyst for this effort, or join the discussion on the DoDTechipedia forum by clicking the “Join the Discussion” button below.



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