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1. (WO2010123508) APPARATUS FOR DEFEATING HIGH ENERGY PROJECTILES

Pub. No.:    WO/2010/123508    International Application No.:    PCT/US2009/042058
Publication Date: Fri Oct 29 01:59:59 CEST 2010 International Filing Date: Thu Apr 30 01:59:59 CEST 2009
IPC: F41H 5/02
Applicants: FORCE PROTECTION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
JOYNT, Vernon, P.
COLE, Robert, A.
BORDERS, Thomas, E.
Inventors: JOYNT, Vernon, P.
COLE, Robert, A.
BORDERS, Thomas, E.
Title: APPARATUS FOR DEFEATING HIGH ENERGY PROJECTILES
Abstract:
A armor system for protecting a vehicle from a projectile, the projectile having an expected trajectory and the vehicle having a hull, is disclosed. The armor system has a modular armor subsystem configured to be mounted exterior to the vehicle hull. The modular armor subsystem has a leading layer having metal, leading relative to the expected projectile trajectory, and an intermediate sheet-like layer having low density material, of a density less than metal, abutting a rear surface of the leading layer. The armor system also has an intermediate sheet-like layer having glass fiber material and abutting a rear surface of the intermediate low density material layer, and an intermediate sheet-like layer having metal and abutting a rear surface of the intermediate glass fiber layer.