DARPA developing single-piece aluminium hull for "IED-proof" armoured vehicle



Andrew Elwell
10/22/2013

DARPA is experimenting with new designs to create a new generation of "IED-proof" armoured vehicles. In conjunction with the U.S. Army’s Research Laboratory and Alcoa, a leading producer of aluminium and fabricated parts, crew protection is hoped to be significantly improved by designing a single-piece aluminium hull. No welds, no weak points, just one single fabricated piece of formed aluminium. In addition to the performance benefits, it’s thought an aluminium hull would be lig...
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