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May 16, 2007

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Big D

The one thing that concerns me about this is that unlike slat armor, it allows the round to physically pass through. Would it work against ATGMs? What if Russia or China (or, say, Iran) modified the fusing on RPGs?

If the net had the tensile strength to stop the round completely, I would be much happier with it, as it does look considerably lighter and more flexible in use than slat armor. However, that would probably take some sort of advanced fibers, possibly containing sheer thickening fluid or even nanotubes.

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