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* The ESC38 device is a shaped charge, of plastic construction, designed for fuse neutralisation operations.Assorted metal shaped charges, either EFPs or jet penetrators, can be used to remove an external fuse from rounds. A disadvantage of metal projectiles, and charge casings, is the large distance the projectile and casing shrapnel could travel. This forces the implementation of a large safety zone, based on worst-case risk management. The ESC38 has been designed to achieve fuse neutralisation, with a minimised safety zone. The safety zone may be significantly smaller than that required by the target munition.
* Contact with the target ordnance is not required for neutralisation. This has clear benefits when dealing with damaged or hazardous ordnance or if the round is suspected of being.
Last Updated (Sunday, 17 July 2011 23:59)