Eliminating Collateral Damage With Precision Effects

Dept. of Defense

After months of experimentation at the High Explosive Research and Development Facility, full-scale explosive warhead concepts are put to the test. The Air Force Research Laboratory is developing a new class of energetic materials that will give munitions ultra-precise effects.  Scientists are exploring various mixtures of energetic and inert materials to control the acceleration and density of explosions. The U.S. Air Force is exploiting these new mixtures to eliminate collateral damage and improve the effectiveness of munitions that are used.