Annex A. Science And Technology Objectives (STOs)
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)


IV.I.10. Polynitrocubane Explosives. In FY96, initiate the synthesis of a more powerful polynitrocubane explosive. In FY97, scale up the polynitrocubane explosive to pound level. In FY98, scale up the polynitrocubane explosive to pilot plant quantity and initiate formulation study for anti-armor warhead (Shaped Charge or explosively Formed Penetrator) loading. In FY99, conduct static warhead test using the polynitrocubane explosive to show increase in energy performance by up to 25 percent and with comparable sensitivity to LX-14.

Supports: BAT AIS, TACAWS, Mounted and Dismounted Battlespace Bls.

STO Manager: TSO: TRADOC POC:
S. Iyer John Appel Charles Campbell
ARDEC SARD-TT MBS BL
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