Analysis of Reactive Steel Armor (RSA) and Mitigating IED Threats
Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) have been responsible for many of the 4,000+ deaths and numerous casualties suffered by US and coalition forces since the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan. The bombs are often hidden behind signs and guardrails, under roadside debris, or inside animal carcasses, and encounters with IEDs are becoming more frequent and deadly. The threat has expanded to include vehicle-borne IEDs, where insurgents drive cars laden with explosives directly into a targeted group...
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