User Friendly Explosives Reactive Armour a Long term Reality

  • S. N. Dikshit Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Hyderabad
Keywords: Explosive reactive armour, Chemical energy missiles


Abstract : There is a strong need to develop explosive reactive armour (ERA) for protecting battle tanks against an emerging threat of kinetic and chemical energy missiles. In this context, global trends, principle and limitations of ERA and threat perception-based types of ERA have been dwelt upon. User-friendly ERA is a long-term reality. User-friendly ERA system is thus defined to be an efficient and protective system that not only provide full protection to the tank crew, but is also harmless to the supporting infantory. The indigenously-developed ERA system is close to be termed as a user-friendly ERA.

Author Biography

S. N. Dikshit, Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Hyderabad
Col (Dr) SN Dikshit obtained his BE (~etallurgy) from REC, Warangal, in 1970, ME (Mechanical) in 1982 from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, in 1970 and PhD from Banaras Hindu I Uni versity in 1994 .His research work includes armour Imaterials. He is working at Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Hyderabad, where he is actively engaged in the design and development of light weight 'Kanchan' composite armour and 'Explosive Reactive Armour for the protection of MBT Arjun, Vijayanta and Ajeya tanks. He has publi~hed several papers in international and na(ional journals. He is a life member of Indian Institute of Metals.

How to Cite
Dikshit, S. (2013). User Friendly Explosives Reactive Armour a Long term Reality. Defence Science Journal, 47(2), 265-273.
Engineering Science & Technology