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posted on Jan, 11 2005 @ 10:29 PM
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The CAV Advanced technology demonstrator will demonstrate the feasibility of producing lighter weight ground combat vehicles manufactured from advanced composites. The CAV ATD will consist of an intergrated demonstration of advanced composites and advanced lightweight armors on a C-130 air-deployable 22-ton vehicle emphasizing manufacturability, repairability, nondestructive testing, and structural integrity. The vehicles structure and armor will weigh at least 33 percent less than comparable steel or aluminum. CAVs operational advantages will improve survivability through inherent signature reduction of composite materials on vehicle shaping, and improve agility and depoyability by reducing structure and armor weight. CAV supports Crusader EMD, FSCS, FCS demonstrations, and FIV.


If Im getting this straight its a test bed for advanced but strong lightweight armor for future tanks, artillary vehicles, IFVs , and other mobile land units. Hopefully this will make our future vehicles more deployable, more protected, and more agile.

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composite armored vehicle




posted on Jan, 11 2005 @ 10:51 PM
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What are you asking? I think basically its saying that composites are being applied to other vehicles to reduce weight, maintenance cost, And since it is easier to take off a composite panel that has a bullet whole through it then replacing a whole metal section it’s even more cost effective...



posted on Jan, 12 2005 @ 04:48 AM
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www.qinetiq.com...

www.qinetiq.com...

Qinetiq were working on this 3 or 4 years ago and got as far as a demonstrator then it all went quiet!



posted on Jan, 12 2005 @ 04:31 PM
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Originally posted by ChrisRT
What are you asking? I think basically its saying that composites are being applied to other vehicles to reduce weight, maintenance cost, And since it is easier to take off a composite panel that has a bullet whole through it then replacing a whole metal section it’s even more cost effective...


Yeah that too but its also meant to be more protection with not all the weight, and that makes it more deployable, and faster.



posted on Jan, 12 2005 @ 04:38 PM
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Here is a link I found that tells more about composite armour, and the different types there are also it tells about the different programs that are going on with it.



regards blue cell

[edit on 12-1-2005 by blue cell]



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