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US military develops 'bigger bang' explosive material

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posted on Aug, 21 2011 @ 06:33 AM
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Good to see that American taxpayers money is being spent on what is most needed by the populace today.

Things that go Bigger BOOM!


According to navy researchers, recent tests have shown that the HDRMs are durable and significantly enhance the explosive effect. They increase the chances of what the military scientists term a "catastrophic kill".

Clifford Bedford, a researcher involved in the development of the new material, explained its advantages over existing weapons. "In the case of a steel missile you explosively launch it, it goes through the target and all the kinetic energy is dissipated into the target," he said. "With the reactive material missile, you have the same explosive launch - however, it disintegrates within the target and liberates chemical energy, and this chemical and kinetic energy combined gives you the enhanced effect."


www.bbc.co.uk...

Has this been developed in response to China's reported Carrier-Killer missile system? Iran's alleged nuclear weapons program?

Or just to maintain the military edge that the U.S. has lost/losing in every other sphere, political, economic etc?




posted on Aug, 21 2011 @ 06:36 AM
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Originally posted by Peruvianmonk

Good to see that American taxpayers money is being spent on what is most needed by the populace today.

Things that go Bigger BOOM!


According to navy researchers, recent tests have shown that the HDRMs are durable and significantly enhance the explosive effect. They increase the chances of what the military scientists term a "catastrophic kill".

Clifford Bedford, a researcher involved in the development of the new material, explained its advantages over existing weapons. "In the case of a steel missile you explosively launch it, it goes through the target and all the kinetic energy is dissipated into the target," he said. "With the reactive material missile, you have the same explosive launch - however, it disintegrates within the target and liberates chemical energy, and this chemical and kinetic energy combined gives you the enhanced effect."


www.bbc.co.uk...

Has this been developed in response to China's reported Carrier-Killer missile system? Iran's alleged nuclear weapons program?

Or just to maintain the military edge that the U.S. has lost/losing in every other sphere, political, economic etc?


Its just part of the ongoing continual weapons development effort. Going on all the time in all nations to one extent or another. Its interesting so thanks for posting.



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