Lockheed Martin claims breakthrough in development of ceramic armour systems

Andrew Elwell

Lockheed Martin and researchers at the University of Surrey have developed a process to improve the mechanical properties of ceramic armour systems that is said to increase its survivability by improving multi-hit capability. Using ceramic as the strike face for high-end armour systems is not a new concept. However, the problem has always been one of adhesion and creating a composite system that is robust enough to withstand multiple burst-fire hits. The surface of ceramic materials is incred...
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