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Israeli Firm Unveils Self-sealing Fuel Tank for ground vehicles, helicopters and UAVs
Fuel tank coated with self sealing material

Israel based Magam Safety Ltd has unveiled a self-sealing flexible fuel tank that prevents fuel leakage caused by ballistic damage following penetration of up to a 30mm bullet.

The technology prevents leakage by self-sealing the holes within 0.1 ms (milliseconds), reducing the ignition potential of fuel leaks, and thus saving lives and equipment. This is the only solution that prevents leakage following the impact of a 30mm bullet, while maintaining both sealing capability and low weight.

The flexible tanks are suitable for a variety of applications including battle tanks, helicopters, and UAVs. The self-sealing fuel tank system will be unveiled at at the DSEI arms show in London.

According to Magam’s Chairman, Amit Tesler, “We are introducing, for the first time, a unique capability of self-sealing fuel tanks to prevent leakage caused by damage from 30mm caliber bullets. The weapons that are being developed today are moving to this caliber, and we are ready to meet this existing need.”

“Our first fuel tank, with a 20mm caliber self-sealing capability, was unveiled last year, and we have already developed a tank providing even more powerful protection, in response to rapidly changing needs,” he added.

The 30mm rounds are mostly used in medium caliber guns mounted on tanks, armored vehicles, ground attack aircraft such as the A-10 Thunderbolt and the Apache Helicopter.

Israeli Firm Unveils Self-sealing Fuel Tank for ground vehicles, helicopters and UAVs
Cannon to fire 30mm caliber round

“Our first fuel tank, with a 20mm caliber self-sealing capability, was unveiled last year, and we have already developed a tank providing even more powerful protection, in response to rapidly changing needs,” he added.

The 30mm rounds are mostly used in medium caliber guns mounted on tanks, armored vehicles, ground attack aircraft such as the A-10 Thunderbolt and the Apache Helicopter.

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