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Method and device for protecting objects against Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPGs)

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Author: Wentzel, C.M.
Type:patent
Date:2008
Publisher: TNO
Place: Delft
Institution: TNO Defensie en Veiligheid
Identifier: 425290
Report number: WO 2008/079001 A1 PCT/NL2007/050679 WO2008079001(A1) NL2000406(C2) EP2100086(A1) CA2673508(A1)
Keywords: Ballistics · Grenades · Nets · Protection

Abstract

A device and a method for protecting objects against rocket-propelled grenades having a hollow nose cone includes a netting of knotted and coated superstrong fibers disposed in front of the object, in such a manner that the nose cone of a rocket caught in the netting will penetrate one of the meshes of the netting and be deformed through strangulation, thereby disabling the detonator.