U.S. media said that China equipped with new ammunition to destroy armored vehicles can be rapidly
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[U.S. Strategy Page website reported June 23] Title: The Chinese developed M-1 tank killer
developed by China out of their own “search and destroy armor munitions” (SADARM). This small device (diameter 147 mm, length 204 mm) Weight 10 kg. Each can carry a 155-mm artillery shells two such devices, each of a 455 kg weight of the CBU-105 cluster bombs can carry 40 such devices. These SADARM each has its own radar and thermal sensors to search the bottom of the armored vehicles, and the use of a special warhead to destroy. In the process of falling, SADARM sensor able to search and attack range of 150 meters by 360 meters inside the vehicle.
SADARM also known as “sensing detonation of ammunition,” was first conceived in the 1960s out, but until the 1980s the technology became more perfect. SADARM used metal projectile can penetrate armored vehicles (including the U.S. M-1 tank) at the top of thin armor. If you do not find the target, SADARM will be self-destructive.
1991 年 end of the Cold War makes SADARM slowing down the process of development, but in the late 1990s, some SADARM have been produced. CBU-105 cluster bombs for the first time in April 2, 2003, when a B-52 bombers moving south from Baghdad to the Iraqi army units threw six CBU-105 bombs, destroyed most of the vehicles . Russians have developed their own SADARM ammunition that SPBE-D, used to sell to anyone willing to pay for the country. This half-ton of cluster bomb contains only 15 SADARM types of devices, but the weight of each unit in the United States SADARM twice.
sale SADARM problem is that, although they are a cheap and quick to destroy a large number of armored vehicles, weapons, but there are not many countries this demand.
However, there is Russia, China and India, two potential enemies. China and Russia and India have boundary disputes between the two countries and both countries have a huge armored forces. So far, the Chinese version of the shells only show SADARM. This shows that China’s use of U.S. technology to develop their own SADARM. SADARM the basic design ideas and techniques are well known. But the U.S. version SADARM real engineering data will be very useful, because in a reliable weapon was manufactured, you must solve many of the minutiae of engineering problems.