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Explosive Formed Projectiles

An explosive formed projectile is a thick, slightly-curved metal disk (copper, brass, aluminum or steel), press-fitted into a thick steel collar, backed by a high explosive propelling charge and a detonator.

The disk is concave, dished inward from the edges to the center. When the explosive charge is detonated, the blast wave everts and elongates the disk into an arrow-like projectile, flying at several thousand feet per second. It is capable of penetrating through steel armor at up to 100 meters away. These devices are regularly used by Lebanese Hezbollah forces against Israeli armored vehicles and have been used against US and NATO armored vehicles in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Typically, they triggered by remotely cell phone initiators or by Passive Infra-Red sensors of the type used in intrusion alarm systems. They are used alone or embedded in groups of up to five in concrete or Styrofoam blocks camouflaged to look like boulders . They are aimed at military vehicle convoys and have caused great devastation and many casualties over the past 9-10 years.

Securesearch makes several different inert but functional models of these devices. They have been tested by military forces, and found to be as deadly as the improvised ones used in theatres of war.

Explosive Formed Projectiles

PLATTER CHARGE / FLYING PLATE / EXPLOSIVE FORMED PROJECTILE (EFP)
Order Sku: ITA-162
Platter Charge / Flying Plate/ EXPLOSIVE FORMED PROJECTILE (EFP). Concave heavy steel disk, stretched by the force of the blast into a long, narrow high-velocity projectile that is propelled at high speed by plastic explosive or cast TNT charge. A “Directional Munition”. Armed remotely or by timer, and can be initiated by cell phone signal, command wire, or PIR sensor as convoy or personnel pass by. May be concealed within a camouflage material such as irregular Styrofoam block, to look like a roadside boulder.

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IMPROVISED PLATTER CHARGE
Order Sku: ITA-162-A
Improvised platter charge. Made from 2” diameter (or larger) pipe cap, or solid steel “slug” in a can or pipe, with timer, backed by plastic explosive charge. May be supplied on a fixed stand, or adjustable stand.

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