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Reactive Stiffening Armor System

Abstract: 

A reactive armor structure having an outer layer and a reactive element adjacent to and integral with the outer layer is provided. The reactive element provides an amount of support to the outer layer effective to restrain movement of the outer layer and to delay fracture of the outer layer when the outer layer is impacted by a projectile.

Patent Number: 
6,474,213
Date Of Issue: 
11/05/2002
Inventors: 

James D. Walker;Dennis L. Orphal