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New material's capability to increase weapons' explosive force demonstrated at Navy test range
Date:12/6/2011

DAHLGREN, Va. Military, government and industry officials watched the demonstration of a revolutionary material that increases the explosive force and lethality on enemy targets during a test at Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Dahlgren, Va., Dec. 2.

The test material, called High-Density Reactive Material (HDRM), is designed to replace steel in warhead casings with little or no compromise in strength or design.

"Today's test demonstrates this new material's potential and the ability of NAVSEA Warfare Center engineers and scientists to move it from the laboratory to full scale working prototype in under a year to meet technology development goals," said NSWC Dahlgren Division Commander Capt. Michael Smith. "It's a remarkable achievement that could not have been accomplished without close technical collaboration and effort between the Office of Naval Research (ONR), NSWC Dahlgren, NSWC Indian Head Division and industry."

Navy scientists and engineers from NSWC Indian Head Division (IHD) developed HDRM by combining several metals and using standard manufacturing processes.

"It's rewarding to see the validation of much of the theory and experimentation that led to the final material selection," said Dr. Clifford Bedford, ONR Advanced Energy Materials program manager. "In the applied research phase of the program, we've seen 100 percent reproducibility with this experimental system."

Unlike conventional munitions, the innovative materials approach integrates the casing with warhead explosives for increased lethality.

"HDRM has demonstrated enhanced blast, multiphase blast, and reactive fragments effects," said Dr. Jason Jouet, NSWC Indian Head Reactive Materials team lead. "With the strength of aluminum, density of steel, and more than one and a half times the energy of TNT, HDRM is truly a revolutionary enabling technology."

HDRM can readily replace steel in existing systems and is compatible
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Contact: Eddie Riley
eddie.riley@navy.mil
703-696-5031
Office of Naval Research
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