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[BBC] - US military develops 'bigger bang' explosive material

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The US Office of Naval Research says that it has successfully tested a new type of explosive material that can dramatically increase weapons' impacts.

Missiles made from the high density substance can explode with up to five times the energy of existing armaments.

The material mixes metals and polymers and is said to be as dense as steel but have the strength of aluminium.
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14581097
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Announcement made from BBC? Interesting news, anyway.
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Sounds like they are going to be cleaning their weapons a whole lot more often now!
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The big question is "will this make an appearance in BF3?"
    
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Sounds like they are going to be cleaning their weapons a whole lot more often now!
LOL BANG *clean* BANG *clean* etc.
    
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Too bad the price is 3-4 times that of regular explosive!

This will definitely be deployed ASAP for the anti-ballistic missile systems, but it will be iffy for cheaper missiles like the ATM's.
    
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Sounds like they are going to be cleaning their weapons a whole lot more often now!
What?
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Too bad the price is 3-4 times that of regular explosive!

This will definitely be deployed ASAP for the anti-ballistic missile systems, but it will be iffy for cheaper missiles like the ATM's.
You forget the motto of the US government (well, at least pre debt crisis):

"Why build one when you can build two for twice the price?"

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Sounds like they are going to be cleaning their weapons a whole lot more often now!
Why?

This won't be used as propellant, and the rounds could likely be jacketed similarly to current ones, so there should be no increase in fouling.
Edited by Blameless - 8/22/11 at 7:34am
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Too bad the price is 3-4 times that of regular explosive!

This will definitely be deployed ASAP for the anti-ballistic missile systems, but it will be iffy for cheaper missiles like the ATM's.
This was possibly the talk about the MOB and the Russian FOB. But in the end, Nuclear Warheads still have a far greater devastating effect.
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Needs more lasers.
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