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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 25, 2018 | Source: 3D Printing, 3dprintingindustry.com, 8 March 2017; Advanced Engineering Materials, 10.1002/adem.201600848, 2 March 2017
Research, funded in part by the Danish Council for Independent Research Technology and Production Sciences, takes inspiration from oyster and abalone shells for stronger materials...
2017 Threat Weapons and Effects Training
May 2 2017 to May 4 2017
Conflicts and threats have highlighted the need for the survivability of our aircraft and force protection of our troops. This training will address issues related to the...
January 29, 2018 | Source: City University of New York, Advanced Science Research Center, asrc.cuny.edu, 18 December 2017
The innovation could enable development of a range of flexible, impenetrable materials capable of protecting the body and fragile objects. Imagine a material as flexible and...
January 15, 2018 | Source: ArmyTimes, armytimes.com, 1 Jan 2018, Todd South
Soldiers will get new body armor for the first time in a decade, starting this summer. The Modular Scalable Vest will replace the Army’s Improved Outer Tactical Vest, which...
What are the recommended test standards and procedures for conducting armor penetration testing of shaped charge warheads into rolled homogeneous armor (RHA) steel...
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...
December 4, 2017 | Source: Stars and Stripes, stripes.com, 16 Oct 2017, Dee Depass
3M Co. has introduced a new combat helmet designed to help soldiers survive an expanded number of ballistic threats during combat. It’s part of an effort to produce the next level...
November 20, 2017 | Source: Business Insider; businessinsider.com, 29 October 2017, Daniel Brown
Dozens of defense contractors showed off their latest gear and technology at the annual International Police Chief Association conference and exhibition this past week in...
November 6, 2017 | Source: Army Times, armytimes.com, 8 October 2017, Todd South
Here are some updates on just a few of the soldier-centric projects being developed and fielded by Program Executive Officer Soldier from the unit commander, Brig. Gen. Brian P...