ApplicationNo. 984336 filed on 12/02/1992
US Classes:89/36.02, Shape or composition86/50, BOMB DISPOSAL109/49.5SHIELDS AND PROTECTORS
ExaminersPrimary: Johnson, Stephen M.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassF41H 005/16
AbstractA survivability enhancement system includes first separable fastener structure fixed on the surface of the vehicle or system whose survivability is to be enhanced, and an array of armor tiles. The armor tiles provide a composite supplementary layer of armor that maintains attachment at effective levels even as armor tiles are subjected to large shear forces (for example, upon ballistic impact and shattering of an adjacent tile) and that has effective force dissipation characteristics. Each armor tile has opposed surfaces with second separable fastener structure complementary to the first separable fastener structure secured to one of its surfaces, one of the separable fastener structures having a multiplicity of projecting hooking elements and the cooperating fastener structure having complementary structure that is releasably interengageable with the hooking elements.