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File:SDIO KEW Lexan projectile.jpg

Description During a test of the effects of Kinetic Energy Weapons (KEW) at the General Motors-Delco test facility, a seven gram Lexan projectile was fired from a light gas gun at a velocity of 23,000 feet per second (≈7000 m/s) at this cast aluminium block. The KEW technologies are part of the Strategic Defense Initiative research program to determine the feasibility of implementing a multi-layered defense against ballistic missiles.
Date Shot: 1 Jan 1985
Source ID:DDSC8513609
Author Camera Operator: R. D. WARD
Service Depicted: Other Service
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Public domain This image is a work of a U.S. military or Department of Defense employee, taken or made as part of that person's official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain.

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