Protecting Vehicles When Gs Cut In

Valpolini, Paolo
December 2010
Armada International;Dec2010/Jan2011, Vol. 34 Issue 6, p10
This article presents information on the strategies being employed by designers of armored military vehicles to protect soldiers from roadside bomb. It explains that protecting the soldiers from mine explosion includes making sure the vehicle cell will not perforate by fragments and the vehicle hull must also be unscathed. It offers a look at some innovations in the design of armored vehicles such as the Universal Engineering Ranger from Rafael of Israel, Minepro armour plates from Ruag Land Systems and seating systems from Vital Seating Systems. INSET: Nato Test Protocol for Occupant Safety Measurements and Injury.


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