Reactive Armor

Bradley Fighting Vehicle

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GD-OTS), in conjunction with Rafael Ordnance
and Protection Division, has developed a next-generation Reactive Armor for application on the Bradley Fighting Vehicle. This concept in Reactive Armor incorporates state-of-the-art technology, while utilizing an insensitive, high-energy explosive.

Reactive Armor tiles produced by Rafael and GD-OTS have been typeclassified for production. During U.S. Government qualification, over 1,500 armor tiles were extensively tested. The tests included:

• Shaped-charge armor protection
• Small-arms sensitivity
• Sequential environmental
• Transportation tests
• Artillery-fragment sensitivity
• Sympathetic detonation
• Collateral damage
• Tile mapping and junction tests
• Special safety tests

The Reactive Armor technology offers a substantial increase in protection levels for troops and equipment against all
shoulder-fired weapons and most tube-launched, shaped-
charge systems.

Specifications

Reactive Armor State-of-the art technology combining an advanced reactive element with a new passive element for armor protection
Superior performance The only solution that can defeat full-scale, shaped-charge threats of modern, longrange anti-tank missiles
Safety Incident-free safety record in field operations and combat
Growth potential The weight savings of Reactive Armor allows the capability to further increase protection without exceeding current weight constraints
Production capabilities GD-OTS has existing certified production facilities
Logistics Logistics requirements are no greater than those of ammunition
 

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