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Composite armor, armor system and vehicle including armor system

United States Patent

January 1, 2013
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Composite armor panels are disclosed. Each panel comprises a plurality of functional layers comprising at least an outermost layer, an intermediate layer and a base layer. An armor system incorporating armor panels is also disclosed. Armor panels are mounted on carriages movably secured to adjacent rails of a rail system. Each panel may be moved on its associated rail and into partially overlapping relationship with another panel on an adjacent rail for protection against incoming ordnance from various directions. The rail system may be configured as at least a part of a ring, and be disposed about a hatch on a vehicle. Vehicles including an armor system are also disclosed.
Chu; Henry S. (Idaho Falls, ID), Jones; Warren F. (Idaho Falls, ID), Lacy; Jeffrey M. (Idaho Falls, ID), Thinnes; Gary L. (Idaho Falls, ID)
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
12/ 510,014
July 27, 2009
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION This invention was made with government support under DE-AC07-051D14517 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.