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Underbody Blast (UBB) Protection for Ground Combat Vehicles

This state-of-the-art report (SOAR) summarizes current principles and technologies of underbody blast (UBB) protection for ground combat vehicles. The UBB environment is described along with a brief overview of the recent history of UBB protection. This report also includes an overview of the means by which UBB protection technologies are assessed, namely through injury predictions as derived from testing or modeling and simulation.

February 26, 2018 | Source: The Drive, thedrive.com, 26 January 2018, Joseph Trevithick
U.S. Special Operations Command is planning to spend millions to refit a number of its newest light vehicles, known as the Ground Mobility Vehicle 1.1, or GMV 1.1, with new...
December 4, 2017 | Source: National Defense Magazine, nationaldefensemagazine.org, 29 September 2017, Yasmin Tadjdeh
The Abrams has for decades been considered the world’s premier tank. However, experts say that the T-14 Armata, a next-generation platform that the Russians are developing, could...
November 6, 2017 | Source: Defense Tech, defensetech.org, 10 October 2017, Hope Hodge Seck
The Army plans to have a blueprint for its successor to the M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank and Bradley Fighting Vehicle by 2022. But for now, leaders have only a wish list. The Next...
Underbody Blast Protection teaser
Introduction The prolific use of the improvised explosive device (IED) in recent years by enemy combatants has forced U.S. combat vehicle designers, testers, and analysts to focus...
November 21, 2016 | Source: NDIA National Defense, Jon Harper
In the face of growing threats to ground vehicles, the Defense Department is teaming with industry and academia to pursue alternatives to traditional armor systems. The Pentagon...
June 30, 2016 | Source: Defense News, Jen Judson
WASHINGTON — The US Army is turning to foreign systems for an interim solution for advanced protection for its combat vehicles against rocket-propelled grenades, anti-tank guided...