Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Armor is getting better

Researchers have demonstrated that vehicle armor using composite metal foam (CMF) can stop ball and armor-piercing .50 caliber rounds as well as conventional steel armor, even though it weighs less than half as much.

1 comment:

0007 said...

If you look carefully at that demo, you will see that the foamed stuff is faced by a ceramic armor plate. Which means that what the new material is doing is acting to help alleviate the deformation of the backing material.