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SADARM status report
Author(s): Anthony J. DiNardo
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Paper Abstract

SADARM, Sense and Destroy Armor, is an indirect fire-and-forget submunition in full-scale development at Aerojet Electronics Systems Division under contract with the U.S. Army Armament, Research, Development and Engineering Center, Dover, New Jersey. The submunition is delivered to the target area by a 155 mm Howitzer or a MLRS carrier where it is expelled and descends in a spiral spin pattern. It uses several sensors to detect armor and fires an explosively formed penetrator to defeat it. The system must operate throughout the world, perform in adverse weather, and deal with countermeasures without alteration to its aerodynamic, sensing or delivery mechanisms. This paper presents an unclassified overview of the operation of the SADARM system, its design and capability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1991
PDF: 21 pages
Proc. SPIE 1479, Surveillance Technologies, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.44533
Show Author Affiliations
Anthony J. DiNardo, GenCorp/Aerojet Electronic Systems (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1479:
Surveillance Technologies
Sankaran Gowrinathan; Raymond J. Mataloni Sr.; Stanley J. Schwartz, Editor(s)

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