Reactive Armor – Bradley Fighting Vehicle


Reactive Armor – Bradley Fighting Vehicle

Reactive Armor – Bradley Fighting Vehicle

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, 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.

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.

The Reactive Armor tiles for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle has been type-classified 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
Reactive Armor Tile Technical Specifications
 Reactive Armor State-of-the art technology combining an advanced reactive element with a new passive element for armor protection
Performance The only solution that can defeat full-scale, shaped-charge threats of modern, long-range anti-tank missiles
Safety Incident-free safety record in field operations and combat
Growth The weight savings of Reactive Armor allows the capability to further increase protection without exceeding current weight constraints
Production  General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems has existing certified production facilities
Logistics Logistics requirements are no greater than those of ammunition
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