A non-lethal RPG
defeat concept is the RPGNet, incorporating a net shaped "trap"
made of super-high strength ballistic fiber, developed under
a joint ONR/DARPA program. The trap will intercept, break the
flight trajectory at a safe distance from the protected vehicle.
RPGNet defeats an RPG by crushing its ogive, rendering the fuse
inoperable and preventing high-order blast effect, by preventing
the formation of the shaped charge plasma jet. The system is
currently in development by Foster Miller under a one year evaluation
program for the Office of Naval Research (ONR). Mounted on an
armored vehicle such as the LAV or Humvee, RPGNet will be able
to defeat an RPG-7 at a standoff distance of up two meters.
Additional work will be required to defeat more sophisticated
types, such as RPG-7M.