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Firearm silencer

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A firearm silencer for suppressing sound intensity generated by the discharge of a firearm, the discharge generating propellant gases, is disclosed. The firearm silencer includes an outer tube. The outer tube is generally hollow and generally cylindrical. The firearm silencer also includes a monolithic baffle stack inserted within the outer tube, and the monolithic baffle stack positions and constrains the outer tube coaxially and axially at a first and second end of the outer tube relative to a first and second end of the monolithic baffle stack using seals and retention seals, with such seals also providing an atmospheric sealing function. The monolithic baffle stack includes a first end that includes a first hole. The monolithic baffle stack also includes a second end that includes a second hole. The second end is located opposite the first end of the monolithic baffle stack. The monolithic baffle stack further includes a plurality of chambers in fluid communication with each other via a plurality of holes and annular void. The monolithic baffle stack also includes a plurality of recesses in fluid communication with the plurality of chambers via a plurality of through holes and annular void. The monolithic baffle stack also further includes plurality of protrusions and plurality of lands within the plurality of chambers where said lands and plurality of holes in chambers form an equivalent cylindrical bore dimension. Moreover, the firearm silencer includes a path extending from the first hole adjacent the first end of the monolithic baffle stack through the first hole adjacent the second end of the monolithic baffle stack. The plurality of chambers, the plurality of recesses, the plurality of through holes, the plurality of protrusions, the plurality of lands, the annular void, and the path are configured to allow propellant gases to travel there through.



Firearm suppressor

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Embodiments of a firearm suppressor are disclosed herein. According to various embodiments, the firearm suppressor can include a housing. The housing can include an outer surface, an inner cavity, and an attachment mechanism that attaches the housing to a barrel of a firearm. The inner cavity can accommodate a baffle. The firearm suppressor also can include a lighting attachment. The lighting attachment can include a power source and a lighting mechanism.



Firearm

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A firearm can have a bolt having a plurality of locking lugs that are configured to have a shear area that is at least approximately 1.3 times that of a standard M16/M4. A piston can be formed on the bolt and can have a plurality of rings that are configured to cooperate with the piston to mitigate gas leakage past the piston. Each of the rings can have a key formed thereon and a gap formed therein such that the gap of one ring is configured to receive at least a portion of the key of another ring. The bolt carrier can have a double cut cam.



Firearm with enhanced recoil and control characters

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The invention comprises an improved recoil control device comprising a bolt head and an inertia block for use in a variety of firearms. In one embodiment, the bolt head and inertia block are articulated so that the displacement of the bolt head results in a force component outside the firing axis of the barrel of the firearm. The device can be incorporated into firearms of a variety of sizes and configurations to produce recoil reduction and/or weight reduction advantages.



Vehicle floor

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Blast absorbing structures and system for use in absorbing blast forces exerted on a floor of a personnel cabin of a vehicle, are disclosed. The blast absorbing flexing structure comprises a bottom section forming a floor of the cabin, a first side section and opposing second side section, each side section extending from the bottom section and including a plurality of steps along a length of the second side section. The steps flex in response to a blast force. In another embodiment, the blast absorbing expanding structure comprises a force abatement device forming a floor of the cabin, a cover plate having a plurality of slots arranged around a perimeter of the plate. The cover plate is movable between a neutral position and a blast force position to diminish the blast forces prior to the blast forces to reaching an occupant of the cabin.



Shield support system

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The invention features a support system which can be attached to a ballistic shield. The system features at least one telescoping or retractable leg which is mounted to the shield to create a standalone shield. The shield is positioned between plates which receive pins that hold the shield in position in the system. The system features a resting platform which provides an area for resting a gun or rifle, for example. A bullet proof screen extends from the bottom area of the shield towards the base of the system and provides additional security to the user when the shield is in the system.



Apparatus for creating and customizing intersecting jets with oilfield shaped charges

Tue, 26 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A geological perforating tool (gun) shape charges disposed at an angle that provides an improvement over other known embodiments by accurately securing the charges in the tool to facilitate reliable, reproducible focus of the shaped charges. Charges are disposed on metal strips fitted into slots that are precision cut at predetermined angles in a tool barrel circumference.



Gas piston operated upper receiver system

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Disclosed is an upper receiver assembly for use with an AR15-type lower receiver. The upper receiver assembly includes a monolithic upper receiver and forearm housing. A barrel has a breech end, a muzzle end, a bore axis, and a barrel trunnion at the breech end having a lug for direct connection to the lower receiver using the pivot pin. It includes a bolt carrier assembly, having a longitudinal slot and rail engagement with the upper receiver housing on which the bolt carrier assembly slidably reciprocates, and a long-stroke gas-piston actuation system. A recoil spring assembly is housed within the monolithic upper receiver and forearm housing and extends coaxially with the longitudinal axis of the gas-piston actuation assembly. The barrel trunnion and gas block are configured for engagement with the upper receiver and forearm housing with longitudinal keyway features.



Harmonized turret with multiple gimbaled sub-systems

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Multiple independently gimbaled devices, such as an electro-optical sensor and machine gun, are mounted to a rotating platform on a vehicle. The platform can rotate to prevent one device from blocking the other while aiming at an off-board location. A control system can harmonize the rotation of the device gimbals and rotating platform so that they remain pointed at the same location. The platform can be rotated to place a firing weapon downwind of a sensor or otherwise compensate for effects of one on the other.



Reactive protection arrangement

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A reactive protection arrangement for protecting stationary or mobile objects against threats posed by hollow charges, projectile-forming charges or kinetic energy penetrators is secured to the side of the object to be protected that faces the threat in a fixed or movable manner, and includes at least one protective area arranged at an inclination angle to the threat direction. This protective area comprises a front cover that faces the threat, and a rear cover that faces away from the threat and is spaced apart from the front cover and, is configured as a bulging arrangement. At least one fixed or movable reactive middle layer or reactive zone is present between both covers which includes at least two reactive partial areas each having at least one explosive field, wherein the reactive partial areas are plugged on all sides by means of the delimiting covers as well as lateral separating layers.



Electromagnetic rail launchers and associated projectile-launching method

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention relates to the field of electromagnetic rail launchers, and particularly to a rail launcher and an associated projectile-launching process including at least two longitudinal rails connected to a power supply circuit of these two rails, these rails being at least partially surrounded by superconductor elements able to generate a magnetic induction of a direction perpendicular to the plane formed by the rails and located therebetween during the flow of a current therein, launcher wherein the supply circuit includes the superconductor elements.



Trainable launcher

Tue, 19 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A launcher comprising multiple barrels arranged on a rotatable plinth, each barrel configured such that its longitudinal axis can be moved through an arc from a first position where the axis is moveable through a plane substantially orthogonal to the plane in which the plinth and barrel assembly rotates to a second position and wherein one or more of the barrels can be moved independently of others carried on the plinth.



Structure for gunpowder charge in combined fracturing perforation device

Tue, 12 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

This invention provides a structure for gunpowder charge for charging gunpowders of different rates in combined fracturing perforation devices. The structure for gunpowder charge is convenient to mount and transport. In one embodiment, said structure for gunpowder charge comprises an inner gunpowder box located between adjacent perforating charges in the charge frame of a perforation device, and an outer gunpowder box attached to the outer wall of the charge frame, wherein said outer gunpowder box comprises one or two box units (2 or 4) with at least one claw at the inner side of said box unit, said claw can be locked into a groove or installation hole of the charge frame, and wherein said inner gunpowder box and said outer gunpowder box are charged with gunpowders of different burning rates.



Detonating pyrotechnic rupture piece

Tue, 12 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An expansion tube of a detonating pyrotechnic rupture piece is open next to pre-established rupture zones and, inside said open expansion tube there is disposed a sealed bladder which contains a pyrotechnic fuse.



Floating floor assembly for armored vehicles

Tue, 12 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A floating floor assembly for an armored vehicle mounted to the sides of the vehicle to suspend the floor above the belly armor of the vehicle rather than being directly supported by the belly armor. The floating floor reduces the amount of energy that is transferred by the floating floor from the belly plate and further reduces the risk that any deformation of the belly armor from the explosion will cascade to the floating floor causing the floor to buckle or fragment into secondary shrapnel.



Vehicle and structure film/hard point shield

Tue, 12 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A shield includes a film with members intersecting at spaced nodes, a hard point fixed at least at select nodes, and a frame at least partially about the film for spacing the film from a vehicle or structure to be protected.



Multi-layered perforating gun using expandable tubulars

Tue, 12 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A perforating gun body including a first layer having a first yield strength and a second layer having a second yield strength, the second layer positioned radially inwardly from the first layer with a radial gap initially provided between the first and second layers, the second layer expanded radially to engage the first and second layers, the first and second yield strengths being dissimilar.



Slurry line charge mine clearance system and method

Tue, 12 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A mine clearing system and method remotely deploys line hose from a remotely controlled two-wheeled vehicle. The wheels are connected together via a central hub shaft. Individual battery operated hub motors on each wheel communicate to a central controller inside the hub shaft. The power source for the motors is contained within the hub shaft, with battery recharge ports located on the hub shaft. The line hose is wrapped around the central hub shaft. An operator uses a remote control console in communication with the central controller to independently control each wheel of the vehicle. A camera can hang from a hub shaft bearing on the outside of one wheel so as to be gravitationally stabilized during vehicle movement. The camera can broadcast signals to a display at the remote control console. Explosive slurry is pumped into the line hose and detonated.



Ground pressure detonation device

Tue, 12 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A ground pressure detonation device includes a housing, a foot coupled to the housing, and an oscillation subsystem associated with the housing configured to oscillate the housing such that the foot impacts the ground with sufficient oscillating force to ensure detonation of one or more pressure sensitive explosive devices in and/or on the ground.



Infrared holographic projector for thermal masking and decoys

Tue, 05 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A holographic structure, system and method project a grey-scale image in a narrow IR spectral band that is related to a broadband thermal signature of an object. The projected grey-scale image, when integrated over the broadband, forms either a decoy that approximates the thermal signature of the object or a mask that obscures the thermal signature of the object. The projected image is a tuned phase recording of a desired far field projection. In different embodiments, the projected image is a “positive” or a “negative” image of the object's thermal signature, a difference image between the thermal signatures of a false object and the object or a camouflage image of random features having approximately the same spatial frequency as the object's thermal signature. The goal being to confuse or fool, even for a short period of time, the warfighting or surveillance system or human observer that uses a broadband IR sensor to acquire and view thermal images of the scene.



Electronic user interface and method for controlling precision guided firing of a rifle

Tue, 05 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A rifle scope includes an image sensor configured to capture visual data corresponding to a view area, a display, and a controller coupled to the display and the image sensor. The controller is configured to apply a first stabilization parameter to at least a portion of the visual data to produce a stabilized view, to provide the stabilized view and a reticle to the display, and to apply a second stabilization parameter to stabilize the reticle relative to the stabilized view in response to motion.



Shaped charge tubing cutter

Tue, 05 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A shaped charge pipe cutter is constructed with the cutter explosive material packed intimately around an axially elongated void space that is continued through a heavy wall boss portion of the upper thrust disc. The boss wall is continued to within a critical initiation distance of a half-cuter junction plane. An explosive detonator is positioned along the void space axis proximate of the outer plane of the upper thrust disc. Geometric configurations of the charge thrust disc and end-plate concentrate the detonation energy at the critical initiation zone.



Hollow hammer with downward ejecting chamber for rifle

Tue, 05 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

Methods, devices, apparatus and systems for a downward ejecting rifle configured with a trigger and grip mounted forward of a magazine. The rifle includes a receiver with a bolt assembly slidably located therein, a rifle barrel connected with the receiver with a cartridge chamber, the barrel arranged to mate with a bolt mechanism located rearward of the trigger and grip, and a downward ejection port rearward of the magazine to allow a spent casing to eject downward from the rifle. The downward ejection port includes an oversized hollow hammer pivotally connected with a trigger assembly such that after firing the bolt mechanism travels rearward extracting the spent casing over and behind the magazine where it is ejected through the oversize hollow hammer. Downward ejection mechanisms can include a hollow ejection chute reward of the magazine below the hollow hammer with ejected casings passing downward through the ejection chute.



Remote weapon mounted viewing and sighting system

Tue, 05 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A system is provided for deployment of sensors for surveillance and operational security which allows transmission of real time video (as well as high data rate sensor data) in a secure manner from remote locations. The system provides data linkage in a manner that resists interception and blockade without revealing either the origin or the destination of the data. Ultra wideband transmissions are used to transmit video data in a difficult to detect or intercept manner. A preferred use of the system is to wirelessly transmit images from a weapon site video camera to a wearable unit which displays the image directly to an operator. The system provides low latency video manipulation that enables a computer implemented sighting reticle that can be zeroed in a manner analogous to a traditional optical weapon sight.



Vehicle capable of dissipating explosion force and energy

Tue, 05 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A vehicle capable of dissipating explosion force and energy caused due to explosion of an explosive including but not limiting to mine and/or grenade under the vehicle, below the wheels, and/or on side of the vehicle with minimal effect on the personnel and material inside the vehicle, and thereby, capable of providing safety and stability to the personnel and material inside the vehicle even if vehicle is made from armor of low thickness is provided, wherein blast air force and energy is directed through one or more passages (7, 8, 9) running from one side of the vehicle to opposite side of the vehicle in a manner that blast air force and energy generated on explosion dissipates from side of the explosion through said passages to another side of the vehicle. In one embodiment, the vehicle further comprises a periscope like structure (21) and corrugated sheet (31, 32, 33).



Aircraft store ejector system

Tue, 05 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An aircraft store ejector systems and subsystems thereof. Embodiments can include a two-reservoir re-pressurization system wherein a remote reservoir is used to maintain desired pressure in a local ejector reservoir. The system can include a release valve having a vent valve and valve piston. The release valve can control release of pressurized gas to a pitch control valve. The pitch control valve can be configured to distribute the pressurized gas between two or more ejector piston assemblies. One or more of the ejector piston assemblies can include multiple concentric piston stages and piston chambers, the piston chambers configured to contain a volume of gas. The ejector piston assemblies can be configured to compress the volume of gas within the piston chambers as the piston stages are extended out from the aircraft. Such compression can provide a return force to the piston stages.



Method and apparatus for managing ammunition dispensing from a magazine using a flexible projectile control bar

Tue, 05 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A double-magazine (“Dmag”) able to house projectile ammunition for a projectile launcher having a first ammunition channel, a second ammunition channel, and a flexible projectile control bar (“FPCB”) is disclosed. In one embodiment, the first ammunition channel contains a first set or column of projectiles and the second ammunition channel which is situated in parallel to the first ammunition channel is configured to house a second set of projectiles. Dmag also includes a follower with a follower lock capable of moving along the first ammunition channel. The follower is configured to push the first set of projectiles toward a first ammunition supply port of the first ammunition channel. The FPCB has a first flexible flap which keeps the first set of projectiles from reaching the loading port of the launcher until the follower lock is released.



Firearm comprising a slide-stock locking bolt

Tue, 05 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A firearm (1) comprising a stock (2) and a slide (3) and a bolt (50) suitable to reciprocally lock them. Firearm wherein the slide (3) comprises a barrel (31), a spring and a spring-holder (35) suitable to act on the bolt (50).The bolt (50) comprises a spring-holder seat (500) which acts in conjunction with an engagement end (350) of the spring-holder (35).The spring-holder seat (500) comprises a support surface (501), a translation surface (502) which permits the translation of the bolt (50) acting in conjunction with said engagement end (350).



Firearm recoil return assembly

Tue, 05 May 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A firearm recoil return assembly includes an assembly housing adapted for attachment to the firearm; an accessory attachment rail carried by the assembly housing and adapted for attachment to the firearm support, the assembly housing positional in and between a firearm pre-recoil position and a firearm recoil position on the accessory attachment rail; and a housing return mechanism carried by the assembly housing and engaging the accessory attachment rail, the housing return mechanism normally biasing the assembly housing in the firearm pre-recoil position.



Pressurized gas propelled line launching device

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A line launching device is provided with a tube for receiving a projectile and including an externally threaded bottom and a cap put on the tube; a cylinder including a first externally threaded extension at one end, an internally threaded cup secured to the first externally threaded extension, a second externally threaded extension at an other end, and an internally threaded ring securing to both the second externally threaded extension and the externally threaded bottom; a hollow anchor fastened in one end of the tube; a hollow fin assembly in a bottom of the projectile and including slits on a housing, pivotal fins, and an internal biasing member biasing against the fins; and a rope having one end attached to the nose and an other end fastened in the anchor. The fins project out of the slits after the projectile being propelled out of the tube by pressurized gas.



Firearm having gas piston system

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A firearm having a gas piston system includes a bolt carrier, an adjustable gas piston block located forward on the firearm and an over-the-barrel spring and guide rod arrangement, all of which is housed and contained in a top rail that runs the length of the firearm and that maintains the alignment of these firearm components. The firearm also includes an ambidextrous, non-reciprocating charging handle located forward on the firearm and positioned within the top rail for charging the firearm.



Pump action rifle and action lock mechanism

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An action lock for a Modern Sporting Rifle pump action firearm is pivotably mounted within the lower receiver of the rifle and has a stop surface that engages a contact surface on the bolt carrier when the bolt carrier is in battery. A cam on the hammer or the trigger engages a cam surface on the action lock when the hammer is released by a pull of the trigger. Cam action rotates the action lock out of engagement with the bolt carrier, unlocking it and allowing the fore end grip to be pumped to cycle the action and extract and eject the spent casing and strip and chamber a new round.



Vehicle underbelly system

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An underbelly system for a vehicle. The system includes: a deflector configured to be disposed under a cabin structure of the vehicle and constitute an underbelly thereof; a plurality of explosive charges, each being associated with a different deformable portion of the deflector and configured, upon charge detonation, for deforming its corresponding deformable portion of the deflector to project in a direction away from the cabin structure relative to its original structure; a sensing arrangement configured for sensing an external detonation under the vehicle and obtaining detonation data of the external detonation; and a control unit, in communication with the sensing arrangement and the explosive charges, configured for receiving said detonation data, and initiating detonation of two or more selected explosive charges in a sequential manner corresponding to said detonation data.



Weapon clearance appliance for clearing weapons, such as underwater mines, under water, unmanned underwater vehicle having a weapon clearance appliance of this kind, and method for this purpose

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The present disclosure provides a method for clearing weapons that have been sunk in waterways using a weapon clearance appliance. The weapon clearance appliance comprises means for detachable connection to an unmanned underwater vehicle, so that the underwater vehicle is a safe distance away when the weapon is detonated. The volume of the weapon clearance appliance is chosen such that the buoyancy force which acts on the weapon clearance appliance under water compensates for the force of gravity acting on the weapon clearance appliance. Therefore, the weapon clearance appliance has neutral buoyancy, as a result of which, after the weapon clearance appliance has been released from the underwater vehicle, there is no need to retrim the underwater vehicle. Therefore, there is no need for trimming devices on the underwater vehicle.



Firearm action and gas system

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A rifle in a bullpup configuration is provided, comprising a receiver having a trigger assembly and a magazine well, and a barrel having a barrel extension attached to the receiver. A gas assist system is attached to the barrel, including a gas housing surrounding the barrel and having an annular expansion chamber, and an annular gas piston slidably disposed within the gas housing. A thrust block is in contact with the gas piston, wherein the thrust block is slidably disposed along one or more action guide members. A rigid slide member extends from the thrust block and behind the trigger assembly. A bolt carrier and bolt are attached to the second end of the slide member and slidably disposed along one or more bolt guide members. The rifle further includes a linear hammer slidably disposed along one or more hammer guide members, and a sear assembly within the receiver having a sear member to retain the hammer, and a disconnector in communication with the sear member to release the hammer upon actuation of the trigger assembly.



Vehicle with structural vent channels for blast energy and debris dissipation

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A vehicle includes one or more structural vent channels for blast energy and gas and debris dissipation. The structural enclosure of a vehicle includes a hull floor and encloses or defines a compartment for crew, cargo, or crew and cargo. The channel provides a passage through, around, or through and around the vehicle, by which blast energy and debris can be dissipated from explosions beneath the vehicle.



Combined bulletproof shield and desk item

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An apparatus is provided having a rigid bulletproof member enclosed in a housing of flexible material. A pair of handles is coupled to the housing to enable a user to operate the apparatus in a first mode by grasping the handles and locating the housing to shield the user from one or more bullets, and at other times in a second mode with the back surface of the housing upon a desk or other surface. In the second mode that apparatus serves as a typical desktop item of a desk pad enabled by providing multiple holders along the front surface for retaining one or more corners or a portion of the top and/or bottom of a rectangular member or item, such as a desktop calendar, blotter paper or media, paper pad, or the like.



Anti-ballistic shelters

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An anti-ballistic shelter is provided. The antiballistic shelter includes a frame having two or more support members and one or more wall surfaces. The one or more wall surfaces include a flexible high strength layered anti-ballistic material attached to the frame. The flexible high strength layered anti-ballistic material is layered in at least two directions and is attached to the frame in an inverted T construction including a calculated stretch material portion, one or more breakaway stitches and one or more holding stitches.



Armour

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

There is disclosed armor having an outer metallic layer, an inner fiber composite layer, and a supporting framework between the inner and outer layers. The supporting framework can include projections from the outer layer arranged to mechanically interlock with the fibers of the fiber composite, and can be arranged to provide an open region between the inner and outer layers that can be filled with a functional filler material.



Barrier mounting apparatus

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An assembly for use in a shield includes a protective panel, protective panel securing hardware and an adjustable mount. The protective panel is ballistic-resistant and/or blast resistant. The protective panel securing hardware secures the protective panel to the adjustable mount and to extend in an upwards direction from the adjustable mount. The adjustable mount is structured and sized to be securable on top of shield bases having a plurality of alternative geometries.



Firearm magazine catch apparatus

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A firearm magazine catch apparatus is provided. The firearm magazine catch apparatus features a frame including a frame structure and a plurality of legs interconnected by and supporting the frame structure. A flexible collection pouch suspended from the frame has an open top and walls sloping from an edge of the frame structure to a central area of the frame structure for catching firearm magazines discharged from a firearm.



Eccentric rail nut and eccentric rail mounting system

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An eccentric rail mounting system is disclosed. In various embodiments, this system comprises an eccentric rail nut for off-center mounting of a rail on a firearm. The eccentric rail nut has an exterior surface that defines a central axis of the nut and a main bore that defines a central axis of the main bore that is displaced from the central axis of the nut. Components and methods are disclosed in a variety of embodiments.



Time-delay magazine catch

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A method and apparatus for intentionally slowing the speed at which detachable ammunition magazines can be interchanged in a firearm receiver. A magazine catch assembly includes a latch adapted to engage a recess of a standard magazine in the magazine well. A hand-activated crank interacts with threads of a push-rod portion of the latch so that manual rotation of the hand crank in one direction (e.g., counter-clockwise) displaces the latch after a sufficient number of turns. Reverse rotation of the hand crank returns the latch to its engaged condition ready to automatically re-engage the next magazine inserted into the firearm receiver. Alternatively, viscoelastic foam or other mechanical time-delay feature can be used instead of screw threads to introduce a mechanically transmitted dwell period before the latch is actuated.



Fire control switch for firearm

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A fire control switch for a firearm includes a lever assembly mounted to a first end or to a second end of a shaft. The lever assembly includes a spring-loaded rotatable pawl moveable between a first position and a second position, wherein the lever assembly is mounted to the shaft when the pawl is in the first position and can be released from the shaft by moving the pawl from the first position to the second position. In other embodiments, a second lever assembly or cap may be mounted to the other end of the shaft.



Holder for body mounted armor

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An assembly structured for removably mounting armor on a user's body in a protective orientation including a base having an inner portion and an outer portion. The inner portion is structured to retain the armor, preferably but not exclusively, in the form of an armor plate on the base in substantially facing relation to the body of the user, wherein the outer portion is disposed in overlying, covering relation to the armor. Preferably the base is formed of a rigid material and an attachment assembly is connected to the base and structured to facilitate the operative and removable mounting of the base and the armor on the user in a predetermined protective orientation. The attachment assembly may also include a plurality of connectors and a common release mechanism, wherein the base and the armor can be quickly and easily removed from its protective orientation and operative mounting on the user.



Advancement to the effectiveness of body armor

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

An improvement to prior art of hard armor inserts that comprise a ceramic strike face and a debris collection layer that adds a diffuser layer that is attached to the debris collection layer through a plurality of flat faced pedestals to provide the useful a utility of protection from bullets.



Protection grid

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The invention relates to protection grid against a projectile, for example of the rocket type that incorporates a body extended by a fuse, said grid incorporating bars linked together by uprights, and is characterized in that said grid is formed in a single piece and is of a thickness that is less than three times the thickness of a bar, the section of a bar and uprights being polygonal with square edges.



Pyrotechnic countermeasure dispensing system

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention regards a pyrotechnic countermeasure (15, 25) dispensing system (1) comprising a set of contacting members (27, 27′) of a launching electronic circuitry (19). A first magazine (A) is mountable in said housing (23) in such way that a contacting body (41) of each pyrotechnic countermeasure (25) being in electrical communication with a dedicated contacting member (27) of the launching electronic circuitry (19), when the system (1) is ready to use. A central electronic unit (3) is associated with the launching electronic circuitry (19) for actuating of the pyrotechnic countermeasure (25) accommodated in the first magazine (A) in dependence upon a detected threat (29). A second magazine (B) designed for accommodation of at least one intelligent pyrotechnic countermeasure (15) is mountable in contact with the launching electronic circuitry (19) so that a contacting body (41) of said intelligent pyrotechnic countermeasure (15) will be set in electrical communication with a dedicated contacting member (27) of the launching electronic circuitry (19) via an adapter device (33, 33′, 34).



Object-focussed decision support

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

The invention relates to a method for decision support of a combat object (1) in a combat situation comprising the steps of: a) detecting (3) an enemy object (2) such that a plurality of characteristic parameters of the enemy object (2) is determined, b) calculating (4) at least one quality factor for at least one combat sensor of the combat object (1), wherein each quality factor is adapted for indicating identification ability of a combat sensor, and calculating (4) at least one signature factor for at least one enemy sensor of the enemy object (2) based on a predetermined model, wherein each signature factor is adapted for indicating identification ability of an enemy sensor, c) allocating (5) each quality factor calculated in the previous step b) to each combat sensor and allocating (5) each signature factor calculated in the previous step b) to each enemy sensor, and d) controlling (6) each combat sensor against the enemy object (2) based on the result of the previous step c). In this way, support for the pilot on a target-oriented basis is provided in order to make a quick and efficient decision in a combat situation.



Electromagnetic beams power combining

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:00:00 EDT

A method for combining power of separate directed energy beams each associated with a separate firing unit, on a common spot on target. The firing units are coordination and synchronization unit (FUSU) tracks a target and assigns a master firing unit and slave firing units. The master firing unit sends a guide beam to the target, forming a local coordinate system on said target, while the slave firing units track the target and track at least one spot of EM (electromagnetic) radiation on the target. The slave units calculate a direction vector, and fire a power beam at the target, together with the master unit.