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US Army researches new materials to enhance firepower of weapon systems

8th September 2020 - 11:00 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in London


Aware of the relevance of improving the firepower of its weapon systems, the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is running research in the area of novel energetic materials.    

Dr Nirupam Trivedi, Army scientist and ARL chief for detonation science and modelling, explained to Shephard that this project comprises explosives, propellants and pyrotechnics and will primarily focus on energetic ingredients.

‘These new ingredients will give to army’s weapon systems a higher performance, higher lethality and higher effects on the target,’ Trivedi claimed.

Energetic materials contain a high amount of stored chemical energy, which can be

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Flavia Camargos Pereira


Flavia Camargos Pereira

Flavia Camargos Pereira is a North America editor at Shephard Media. She joined the company …

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