Developments in Pyrotechnics (Review Paper)
The application of smoke and various types of smoke bombs/ devices developed are narrated. The light output of 51 mm, 81 mm, 120 mm and 120 mm LRM illuminating bombs developed is 2.6, 9.0, 10.8 and 15 lakhs candela, respectively. The IR flares developed for first and second generation anti-tank missile are in regular production. An IR decoy flare is developed for CMDS. Feasibility study on multi-spectral smoke and IR flare compositions is completed. 1W-1A No fire capability EED is developed. Gas generators 1200 cc, 2400 cc, 6000 cc are developed. Accuracy of pyro delay is improved. Laser initiated pyrocartridge is developed. Nanoscale Fe2O3 is synthesised and studied. A few toxic ingredients are replaced to march towards green pyrotechnics. Objectives for improved pyrotechnics are included.
Defence Science Journal, 2010, 60(2), pp.152-158, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.14429/dsj.60.333
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