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Less Than Lethal Weapons Requirements for Military Forces OVERVIEW The Situation The Requirement Terms of Reference Technology - Guns - Ammo Target Vulnerability Tactical Application The Situation The Fluid Battle Environment Organized Military Opposition Unconventional Warfare

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overview
OVERVIEW
  • The Situation
  • The Requirement
  • Terms of Reference
  • Technology
    • - Guns
    • - Ammo
  • Target Vulnerability
  • Tactical Application
the situation
The Situation
  • The Fluid Battle Environment
  • Organized Military Opposition
  • Unconventional Warfare
  • Civil Unrest
  • Non Combatant Screens
  • Dynamic Rules of Engagement
  • Currently Limited Response Options
  • Water Cannons
  • Sponge Balls
  • “Rubber” Bullets
  • Etc.
the requirement
The Requirement
  • A Multi Purpose Weapon with Scaleable Lethality
    • Near instant Scalability from Lethal to Non Lethal and Back
    • Readily Deployed
    • Minimum Logistical Tail
    • Potential for various ammo types: ABM,HE,APDS
nato policy less than lethal weapons ltlw
NATO Policy Less Than LethalWeapons (LTLW)
  • Incapacitate or repel personnel, with a low probability of fatality
  • Expand the range of options available to NATO Military Authorities.
  • LTLW shall not be required to have zero probability of causing fatalities or permanent injuries.
design elements of a scaleable kinetic energy weapon
Design Elements of a Scaleable Kinetic Energy Weapon
  • Predictable delivery of subprojectiles requires:
  • MV Correction - Minimize error in range
  • Accurate Fuzing - Precise distance from the target
  • Uniformity of the payload - Subprojectiles same size
  • Uniformity of payload distribution - area coverage
35mm air burst munition kinetic energy time fuze abm ketf layout
35mm Air Burst Munition Kinetic Energy Time Fuze (ABM-KETF) – Layout:

Note: The payload (500g) is composed of cylindrical W-Subprojectiles (here 3.3 g).

For engagements other than AA (e.g. G-to-G) the mass of the subprojectiles can be reduced accordingly (e.g. 1 to 1.5 g)

35 mm abm ahead subprojectile dynamic parameters
35 mm ABM (Ahead) Subprojectile Dynamic Parameters

Subprojectile Density Valid for 3.3 g Subprojectiles

35 mm air burst munition various payload arrangements e g
35 mm Air Burst MunitionVarious Payload Arrangements, e.g:

Air Defense Version (Ahead)

IFV Version

35 mm Caliber

SP-diameter: 4.65 mm

11 Layers @ 31 SP (341) of 1.5 g each

Subprojectile, SP-diameter: 5.85 mm

8 Layers @ 19 SP (152) of 3.3 g each

F2 15201 BB

payload foot print
Payload Foot-Print

35 mm ABM (Ahead): 152 subprojectiles of 3.3 g

35 mm ABM: 341 subprojectiles of 1.5 g

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On-line Compensation of Muzzle Velocity Variation

Fixed Time Programming

On-Line∆Vo - Compensation

Firing Range approx. 1600m

400% Improvement

20m

5m

mission roles targets
Mission Roles-Targets
  • Mission Roles
    • Dissuasion (from Non-Lethal/Less-Than-Lethal)
    • Destruction (Lethal Mission Kill/Hard Kill)
  • Targets (Anti Material/Anti Personnel)
    • Armored Vehicles
    • Other Military Vehicles
    • MOUTS
    • Troops in bunkers
    • Troops in open
    • Civilian Shields
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Scaleable ABM Lethality Level

100%

Lethal

Less-Than-Lethal

Lethality Level

0%

Fragment Penetration & Hit Density

I n c a p a c i t a t i o n

D i s s u a s i o n

F2 15085 CC

mission kill demonstration with the 35mm ahead against mbt swiss p 68 upgraded
Mission Kill Demonstration with the 35mm Ahead against MBT (Swiss P-68 Upgraded)

Details

1F 9707-93

Total: 2 Shots

F2 15223 BB

target vulnerability criteria 90 in a ground to ground defense role subprojectile size 3 3gr
Target Vulnerability Criteria (>90%) In a Ground-to-Ground Defense Role(Subprojectile size 3.3gr)
tactical scenarios using abm
Tactical Scenarios Using ABM

Point Target (incl. ATGW-Bunker, Prone & Covered Troops, MBT, Helicopter):

Area Target (Diffused Targets):

Gun

Linear Target (e.g. road with vehicles):

Pre-Determined Air Space (e.g. swarm of helicopters):

Road

F2 15081 FF

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Air Burst Coverage Effectiveness Eg: 35mm Ahead with 3.3g Subprojectiles

ahead payload growth potential
Ahead Payload Growth Potential
  • Traditional Payload Effects:
    • Mechanical effects based on KE (Frags / Subprojectiles)
    • Flash & Bang
  • Emerging Payload Effects:
    • Disabling passive effects (against target sensors): Chaff, Phosphor, ...
    • EM waves effects (against target electronic system): NNEMP: Non-Nuclear EMP, HPM: Hyper Power Microwave, UWB: Ultra Wide Band, ... in directional radiation pattern

F2 16337 BD

summary
Summary
  • Military gun systems can extend their mission capabilities from lethal through near lethal to less-than-lethal. 
  • Demonstrated technology exists that can be applied in the development of direct fire weapons systems.
  • The vulnerability of a broad range of targets can be accommodated within the mission profile.
questions
Questions?

Contact information:

Andrew A. Bradick

6858 Old Dominion Dr,

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McLean Va 22101

Tel 703 448 1947 Fax –1961 email abconsult@yahoo.com