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TDW Successfully Demonstrates Scalable Warhead Technology

Issue 47

Engineers at TDW GmbH have developed a new effector technology with which armed forces can achieve scalable target-adapted effectiveness. The subsidiary of MBDA Deutschland recently became the first company to successfully demonstrate this technology in a series of tests.

The demonstration, which took place on the grounds of Bundeswehr Technical Centre 91 (WTD 91) in Meppen, used 100 kg of explosive in a Mk82 shell with a scalable warhead. The effect of the tested warhead was comparable to the effect of 10 kg of high explosive. The purpose of the test was to significantly reduce the effective radius, i.e. to be able to effectively engage targets while at the same time minimising the damage to nearby buildings and vehicles. 

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