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Integral Suppressed Weapon Barrel

Award Information

Department of Defense
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 07-161
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
4800 N. 57th Street Suite 101 Lincoln, NE 68507 3101
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Integral Suppressed Weapon Barrel
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: M67854-10-C-6527
Award Amount: $600,000.00


Innovations Plus seeks to provide the marine with competitive advantages and dramatically reduce hearing damage associated with firearms. Most small arm weapons do not include any form of sound suppression nor effective flash retardant. Thus, they subject the marine to harmful levels of noise and may unnecessarily expose his position. Noise induced hearing loss is on the rise for U.S. servicemen and women. In 2004, the VBA paid out more than $400 million for service related auditory disabilities. During Phase I, we proved that Integral Suppressed Weapon Barrels (ISWB) are feasible and advantageous. During Phase II, we will devise ISWB solutions that interface with current weapon systems and accessories without modification and meet the project requirements. Scientific methods and processes will be utilized. Our team has the ''know how'' and the tools to deliver these solutions. The Co-Investigator's patented Carbon Fiber application process can reduce typical barrel and suppressor weight by 30 to 50% without compromising structural integrity and it can increase heat dissipation by a factor of 5. The resultant product is lighter with an increased life span. Our T&E suppressor consultant is the best. Mr. Alan C. Paulson has published hundreds of articles and four books regarding suppressors.

Principal Investigator:

Robert Walters

Business Contact:

Kristi Walters
Vice President
Small Business Information at Submission:

Innovations Plus, LLC
3120 North 33rd Street Suite 1 Lincoln, NE 68504

EIN/Tax ID: 203207258
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No