There is a new type of reactive armor in development. As far as I can tell, what they’re talking about is essentially large capacitors on the outside of the vehicle, charged up by the vehicle’s electrical system. Anti-tank warheads use a shaped charge to create a jet of molten copper that pierces armor, but in this case, when the jet bridges the capacitor plates, it immediately becomes a conductor for X coulombs of current, which effectively vaporizes and disrupts it enough that it won’t pierce the vehicle’s armor. (Conventional reactive armor does the same thing with explosives.) Interesting idea, if it works.

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