Air Force Research Laboratory – Munitions Directorate
The Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate develops conventional munitions technologies to provide the Air Force with a strong technology base upon which future air-delivered munitions can be developed to neutralize potential threats to the United States.
Retrofit that adds a spotting charge to shells
Addition of visual and audible impact signature for non-explosive containing ammunition and other projectiles provides immediate accuracy assessment at reduced cost
Improved reactive liner for warheads
Liner design creates smaller and faster-moving fragments upon detonation of the warhead
General purpose bomb or unitary penetrating warhead
Linear layout of explosives within the bomb leads to faster detonation and greater destructive force
Linear shaped charge jet initiation system
Tunable explosion from full-yield detonation down to low-yield detonation
Process for making large tungsten alloy structures
Brick and mortar approach wherein smaller segments of this alloy (low length to diameter ratio) are joined together to produce a larger part with...
Compact high-bandwidth, low-signal-error waveguide
Compact inline two-way power combiner/divider in a waveguide structure
Efficient hexagonally sampled image processing
Hexagonally arranged data sampling elements improves image resolution
Low Alloy, High Impact Toughness Steel
Strength & toughness without expensive alloys. Superb material properties at -40C even in thick sections. In use by DoD.
Arming generator relocator adaptor
The present disclosure generally relates to an improved penetrator design and associated arming generator relocator adaptor. In some embodiments, the arming generator relocator adaptor is positioned external to the penetrator,…
Impact igniting incendiary device for projectiles
An improved apparatus and method for fitting a normally non-explosive containing projectile with a spotting charge. A spotting charge capsule is inserted into an opening in the front of a…
Sculpted reactive liner with semi-cylindrical linear open cells
Bombs lined with reactive liners that improve the blast and fragmentation of the bombs is disclosed. The effect is caused by the Richtmyer-Meshkov instability which is introduced at the explosive/reactive…