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.50 Caliber Light Weight Precision Ammunition

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H92222-13-P-0048
Agency Tracking Number: S131-006-0015
Amount: $131,821.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM13-006
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2013
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2013-07-08
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2014-01-08
Small Business Information
3895 39th Sq.
Vero Beach, FL -
United States
DUNS: 962521246
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Tony Padgett
 Director Engineering/Research
 (407) 924-4647
Business Contact
 Lanse Padgett
Title: Director
Phone: (772) 473-3472
Research Institution

PCP Ammunition Company will research the design and development of Lightweight .50 caliber precision ammunition under this SBIR Phase I contract. PCP will concentrate our efforts on several separate criteria in order to improve upon the current .50 caliber round by utilizing PCP"s current lightweight polymer .50 caliber case. First, we will compare the performance of the current round against our polymer case with the same currently fielded projectile. We will do load development with the current projectiles as well as newer developmental projectiles to evaluate the potential of these projectiles to meet the requirements. We will investigate changes to our patent pending case designs such as interior shoulder angles that can potentially increase efficiency while maintaining the same exterior dimensions. We will also investigate several combinations of polymers to achieve optimal obtuation while maintaining structural integrity. With other calibers, we have found that these combinations greatly enhance accuracy . Finally, we will investigate the addition of a flashtube to our cases to enhance powder ignition resulting in better standard deviations. We believe that due to our manufacturing and assembly process, the addition of a flashtube will be a simple change if the performance warrants it.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

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